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Introductory Statistics for Business and Management

Spring 2009

Instructor:
James Murray
Office: 505 Murphy Center (enter through 501)
Office hours: 9:30am-10:30am and 1pm-2pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Phone: 608-796-3365
E-mail: jmmurray@viterbo.edu
 

Syllabus

Exams

Take Home Exam 1, Answers, Excel Sheet: mutualfunds.xls
Take Home Exam 2
Take Home Exam 3, Excel Sheet: exam3.xls (Due Friday, April 24)
Final Exam, Excel Sheet: finalexam.xls (Due Tuesday, May 5, 12pm)

Quizzes / Worksheets

Quiz 1: Introduction to Statistics
Quiz 2: Means, Variances, Standard Deviations, Excel Sheet
In-class exercise: Working with Portfolios, Excel Sheet
In-class exercise: Sampling Distributions, Excel Sheet
In-class exercise: Hypothesis Testing
Quiz 3: Hypothesis Test Excel Sheet: granule.xls
In-class exercise: Hypothesis Testing (T-test)
M & M Quiz
Quiz: Chi-squared Test of Independence
In-class Exercise: Regression Analysis Excel Sheet: publicexp.xls
In-class Exercise: Regression Analysis on Baseball Excel Sheet: BB2005.xls
Made up data about hotels: hotels.csv

Additional Reading

Huff, Chapter 1, "The Sample With Built-In Bias" (restricted access)
Huff, Chapter 2, "The Well Chosen Average" (restricted access)
Dwedney, Chapter 3, "The Mathematics of Advertising" (restricted access)
Delucchi, Michael, "Academic Performance in a College Town"

Other

Excel Sheet for Textbook Problem 5.11.
Excel Sheets for Regression and Correlation Homework: BBREVENUE.xls, CIRCULATION.xls, rent.xls.

Class Notes

Introduction to Statistics: Presentation, Printer Friendly
Excel Sheet: bulbs.xls

Measures of Variation: Presentation, Printer Friendly
Excel Sheet: bulbs.xls

Introduction to Probability: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Random Variables: Presentation, Printer Friendly
In-class Exercise, Excel Sheet

Central Limit Theorem: Presentation, Printer Friendly
In-class Exercise, Excel Sheet

Hypothesis Testing: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Confidence Intervals: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Estimating Proportions: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Estimating Differences in Means: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Testing Independence of Categorical Variables: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Correlation and Single-Variable Regression: Presentation, Printer Friendly
Excel sheet: cars.xls

Multiple Regression and Variance Decomposition: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Assumptions behind Multiple Regression: Presentation, Printer Friendly

Analysis of Variance: Presentation, Printer Friendly
Excel sheet: crime.xls