HUANG, Jia-Ping

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Jia-Ping HUANG is an assistant professor at Shenzhen University.

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Statistics (spring 2019)

This course provides an introduction to basic statistics for business and economics students.


Course Information

Course ID: 0205320001
Credit: 4
Lecture time: Session 3-4 (10:20-11:50) on Monday/Thursday
Classroom: H1-404 Liberal Arts Building (Wen Ke Lou)
Instructor: Dr. Jia-Ping Huang
Office hour: Tuesday 13:00-14:00, 2613 Liberal Arts Building
E-mail: huangjp #at# szu . edu . cn


Prerequisites

Pre-university mathematics.


Textbook

David M. Levine, Timothy C. Krehbiel, Mark L. Berenson (2013). Business Statistics: A First Course, Sixth Edition. Pearson.
Published in China as 《商务统计学(英文版·第6版)》, 戴维·莱文等著, 中国人民大学出版社, ISBN: 978-7-300-24722-9.


Topics to be Covered

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Organizing and Visualizing Data
Chapter 3: Numerical Descriptive Measures
Chapter 4: Basic Probability
Chapter 5: Discrete Probability Distributions
Chapter 6: The Normal Distributions
Chapter 7: Sampling and Sampling Distributions
Chapter 8: Confidence Interval Estimation
Chapter 9: Fundamentals of Hypothesis Testing: One-Sample Tests
Chapter 12: Simple Linear Regression


Grading

Attendance: 10%
Assignments: 10% (5 times)
Mid-term exam: 20%
Final exam: 60%


Schedule

The course has lecture classes and tutorial classes, where in the former we focus on understanding concepts and methods, and in the latter the purpose is how to solve problems. Take-home exercises will be assigned before each tutorial and will be explained during the tutorial. Students have to hand in their answers at the beginning of each tutorial class. Answers will be marked, and the best five scores will be recorded as assignments grades.

  Monday   Thursday  
Week 1 Mar 4 Course info and introduction Mar 7 Lecture 1-1
Week 2 Mar 11 Lecture 1-2 Mar 14 Tutorial 1
Week 3 Mar 18 Lecture 2-1 Mar 21 Lecture 2-2
Week 4 Mar 25 Tutorial 2 Mar 28 Lecture 3-1
Week 5 Apr 1 Lecture 3-2 Apr 4 Tutorial 3
Week 6 Apr 8 Lecture 4-1 Apr 11 Lecture 4-2
Week 7 Apr 15 Tutorial 4 Apr 18 Lecture 5-1
Week 8 Apr 22 Lecture 5-2 Apr 25 Tutorial 5
Week 9 Apr 29 No class May 2Apr 27 Mid-term exam
Week 10 May 6 Lecture 6-1 May 9 Lecture 6-2
Week 11 May 13 Tutorial 6 May 16 Lecture 7-1
Week 12 May 20 Lecture 7-2 May 23 Tutorial 7
Week 13 May 27 Lecture 8-1 May 30 Lecture 8-2
Week 14 Jun 3 Tutorial 8 Jun 6 Lecture 9-1
Week 15 Jun 10 Lecture 9-2 Jun 13 Tutorial 9
Week 16 Jun 17 Lecture 10-1 Jun 20 Lecture 10-2
Week 17 Jun 24 Tutorial 10 Jun 27 Review

Since the spring holiday of Shenzhen University is not officially announced, this schedule is subject to change. Usually the holiday takes place on the first week of May.
This schedule has been revised on Mar 18.

Introduction: 1.1-1.5
Lecture 1-1: 2.1-2.4
Lecture 1-2: 2.5-2.8
Lecture 2-1: 3.1-3.3
Lecture 2-2: 3.4-3.6
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Lecture 3-1: 4.1-4.3
Lecture 3-2: 4.4, 4.5
Lecture 4-1: 5.1, 5.2
Lecture 4-2: 5.3
Lecture 5-1: 6.1
Lecture 5-2: 6.2, 6.3
Lecture 6-1: 7.1,7.2
Lecture 6-2: 7.3-7.5
Lecture 7-1: 8.1, 8.2
Lecture 7-2: 8.3-8.5
Lecture 8-1: 9.1, 9.2
Lecture 8-2: 9.3, 9.4
Lecture 9-1: 12.1, 12.2
Lecture 9-2: 12.3, 12.4
Lecture 10-1: 12.5, 12.6
Lecture 10-2: 12.7-12.9


Take-home Exercises

You can find the following problems from the textbook. Write your answers on A4 papers (including tables and graphs) by hand, or type your answers with MS-Word (tables and graphs may be constructed by MS-Excel) and print out with A4 papers.

Lecture 1 (due on March 14):

  • 2.7, 2.11, 2.16, 2.17, 2.24(a), 2.38, 2.46, 2.47, 2.51
    Data needed: Wonderlic.xls

Lecture 2 (due on March 25):

  • 3.3, 3.6, 3.15, 3.19(a,b,c), 3.24, 3.38, 3.41(a,b), 3.43

Lecture 3: to be announced
Lecture 4: to be announced
Lecture 5: to be announced
Lecture 6: to be announced
Lecture 7: to be announced
Lecture 8: to be announced
Lecture 9: to be announced
Lecture 10: to be announced


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