**Instructor Information**

Instructor: Professor Shun-Chen Niu

Office: SOM 3.201

Office Hours: Thursdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

E-mail: scniu@utdallas.edu

Phone: 972-883-2707

Home Page: http://www.utdallas.edu/~scniu/

**Course Syllabus**

**Course Text**

*Statistics for Management and Economics*, by Gerald
Keller, 7*th* Edition. Duxbury (Thomson Brooks/Cole), 2005.

**Course Prerequisite**

MATH 5304; or consent of the instructor.

**Course Teaching Assistant**

Ruixia Shi

Office: SOM 3.409

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

E-mail: rxs039200@utdallas.edu

Phone: 972-883-4808

**Course Software**

Microsoft Excel with Analysis Toolpak add-in. The
text CD contains additional softwares, but they are not required.

**Online Communications**

For discussion of the homework problems, you are strongly encouraged to take
advantage of the *Discussion Bulletins* in WebCT
(https://webct.utdallas.edu/; or
https://netid.utdallas.edu:4443/guam/newuser/login?login=Y
if you don't yet have an account setup). Everyone is welcome to contribute
answers to posted questions. The instructor will also monitor the
*Bulletins* on a regular basis.

**Grading**

Midterm Exam (September 29): 50%

Final Exam (December 1): 50%

**Course Material**

- 1. What is Statistics (Chapter 1)
- 2. Descriptive Statistics
- (a) Data Collection and Sampling (Chapter 5)
- (b) Graphical and Tabular Summarization of Data (Chapters 2 and 3)
- (c) Numerical Summarization of Data (Chapter 4)
- 3. Probability and Random Variables
- (a) Basic Probability Theory (Chapter 6)
- (b) Random Variables and Business Applications (Chapters 7.1-7.3 and 23)
- (c) Important Probability Distributions (Chapters 7.4-7.5 and 8.1-8.3)
- 4. Statistical Inference
- (a) Sampling Distributions and Simulation (Chapter 9)
- (b) Introduction to Estimation and Hypothesis Testing (Chapters 10 and 11)
- (c) Inferences about a Single Population (Chapter 12.1-12.3)
- (d) Inferences about Comparing Two Populations (Chapter 13.1-13.3)
- (e) Analysis of Variance (Chapter 15.1 and 15.6)
- (f) Least-Squares Linear Regression (Chapters 17, 18.1-18.3, 19.1-19.3, and 19.5-19.6)
- (g) Goodness-of-Fit Tests (Chapter 16.1-16.3)