4120 Principles of Statistics

Course Description

the objective of the course is to study basic concepts and importance of statistics, sources and methods of data collection  tabular and graphical presentation data; descriptive statistics; measures of location; dispersion. Introduction to probability  and probability distributions; statistical estimation (confidence   intervals). [Mean, medium, mode, mean deviation. Standard  deviation, variance, quartiles, decides, percentiles].

Learning Objective

  • Understand the relationship between statistics and the scientific method and how it applies to economics, business, and the social sciences.
  • Read and understand the statistics presented in professional literature.
  • Calculate and communicate statistical information to others.



Books for this Course

  • P. S. Mann, Introductory Statistics, John Wiley & Sons, 5th edition, 2003

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite