ECON 405 - Introduction to Statistics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, QR/1
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in IOE 265, STATS 265, 400, or 412. Students with credit for ECON 404 can only elect STATS 405/ECON 405 for 2 credits and must have permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
MATH 116. Jrs/Srs may elect 405 concurrently with ECON 101 or 102. No credit granted if completed or enrolled in IOE 265, STATS 265, 400, or 412. Students with credit for ECON 404 can only elect 405 for 2 credits and must have permission of instructor.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is designed for economics concentrators but is sufficiently general to serve non-economics concentrators as well. The emphasis is on understanding rather than on "cookbook" applications. Students are expected to know basic algebra and basic calculus. Since the course emphasizes the foundations of statistical inference, it is recommended that after finishing the course students elect ECON 406 or a similar course in the Statistics department to gain experience with applications and computational methods.

This course is designed for quantitatively oriented students who are comfortable with abstract concepts and mathematical techniques. Students who prefer a broader, less rigorous approach to statistics should elect ECON 404. Evaluation of students in the course is based on examinations and homework assignments. There are three hours of lectures and one hour of discussion per week. ECON 405 is a prerequisite for ECON 406 (Econometrics).

Principles of statistical inference, including: probability, experimental and theoretic derivation of sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, estimation, and simple regression.

ECON 405 - Introduction to Statistics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11980
Open
1
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: STUDENTS ARE AUTO-ENROLLED IN LECTURE WHEN THEY ELECT A DISCUSSION SECTION. DISCUSSIONS BEGIN MEETING AFTER THE FIRST LECTURE.
002 (DIS)
P
11981
Open
3
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
11982
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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