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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


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.


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


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


ECMT1011, ECMT1012, ECMT1013, MATH1015, MATH1005, MATH1905, STAT1021, ECOF1010, BUSS1020, ENVX1001

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