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Business and economics statistics (6 points)


Leader: Malaysia: Dr Soo Siew Choo

Malaysia First semester 2003 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2003 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2004 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The main techniques of descriptive statistics - the collection, organisation, presentation and analysis of grouped and ungrouped data using measures of location and dispersion; the construction of index numbers, with application to share price indices and the CPI; analysis of time series data using decomposition methods for trend and seasonality, with applications to forecasting and seasonal adjustment; the main ideas of probability theory as a foundation for statistical inference; the concept of sampling as a way of capturing uncertainty about data; estimators and their properties; constructing and interpreting confidence intervals.

Assessment: Written (3 assignments - computing and report): 30% + Examination (2 hours): 70%

Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour tutorial per week

Prohibitions: ETW1102, ETW1640, BUS1100, MTH1210

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