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ECMT1010 - Business and Economic Statistics A

Summer Main, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jordi McKenzie
Phone: +61 2 8627 1107
Email: jordi.mckenzie@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit provides an introduction to basic statistics and its applications in economics and business disciplines. Topics include: methods for data management; analysis and interpretation of data; probability; the normal distribution; an introduction to sampling theory and hypothesis testing; and the concepts of regression analysis. A key component is the provision of instruction and experience in the use of computers and statistical software as an aid in the analysis of data. Students are expected to use data resources on the world wide web, retrieve data and analyse this data using Excel.

Assessments

homework (15%), quizzes (30%), assignment (15%) and 1x2hr final exam (40%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x2-hr workshop/week

Prohibitions

MATH1005
ECMT1001
ECOF1010
ECMT1012
MATH1905
ECMT1002
BUSS1020
ECMT1011
STAT1021
ECMT1013
ECMT1003
ENVX1001
MATH1015

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