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ECON 3818-100 Introduction to Stats/Computer Applications
ECON 3818-100
Introduction to Statistics with Computer Application
Summer 2010
Instructor:
Megumi (Meg) Nishimura
PhD candidate (Graduate student)
Research Interests: International Trade, Industrial Organization
Class Meeting Times: MTWRF 2:30-4:05 PM @ BESC 185
Office Location:
ECON 309A
E-mail: [email protected]
Class Website: https://culearn.colorado.edu
Office Hours:
Monday &Thursday 4:20-5:20 PM & By Appointment
Teaching Assistant:
Mr. Scott Hiller
E-mail: [email protected]
Recitations:
101 11:00-12:20
M&W ECON 205
102 11:00-12:20
T&R GUGG 2
Course Description and Objectives:
 We will use Microsoft Excel to analyze data. But, users of “Office 2009 for
Mac” cannot use some functions other users can use. Therefore, we will
use computers only few times. [If you use “Office 2009 for Mac”, you will
be asked to use computers in the university to do homework ]
 This course will mainly focus on the basic statistical concepts and
statistical theories rather than the computer applications.
 To succeed in the course, you will need to keep up with all of the work
(lecture, recitation, and homework, etc.).
Textbook:[Required]
David S. Moore The Basic Practice of Statistics, 5th Edition
(It is OK to buy 4th edition)
Prerequisites:
ECON 1000 or 2010-2020 & 1078-1088 or MATH 1300 or MATH 1310 or MATH
1081 or MATH 1080, 1090 & 1100 or APPM 1350 or Equivalent.
Technical Requirements:
 We will use Microsoft Excel. It is available in all campus computer labs,
including the lab in the basement of Economics department.

A clever calculator is necessary for this course. You need a calculator,
which can compute “Power, Factorial, and Square Root”.
[You can use a graphing calculator in exams.]
Grading:
Midterm Exam 1:
15% [Monday, June 14]
Midterm Exam 2:
20% [Friday, June 25 ]
Homework+ In-class Assignments
(Only two to four pieces of homework
will be given, but Many In-class
assignments will be given)
15%
Quizzes OR Recitation
15%
The HIGHER Score of two scores
(quizzes, recitation) will be counted.
(Three Quizzes will be given)
Q1: Friday June 4th
Q2: Friday June 11th
Q3: Friday June 18
th
Ex) If your total recitation score=90%, and
your total quiz score=85%, the recitation
score will be counted.
Cumulative Final
35%
[Friday, July 2nd ]
+ Extra credit in-class assignments
5%
(This score will be added to the overall score.)
Score
Grade
Score
Grade
93- 100 %
A
73- 76.99 %
C
90- 92.99 %
A-
70- 72.99 %
C-
87- 89.99 %
B+
67- 69 .99%
D+
83- 86.99 %
B
63- 66 .99%
D
80- 82.99 %
B-
60- 62 .99%
D-
77- 79.99 %
C+
Below 60
F
Exams
1. NO make-up exam, will be given without a formal document.
2. If you have 3 or more final exams on July 2, you are entitled to arrange an
alternative exam time for the last exam scheduled on that day. To qualify for
rescheduling final exam times, you must provide evidence that you have 3 or
more exams on the same day, and Please inform me as soon as possible.
3. I will announce before each exam the topics that will be covered. All exams
will be held in the usual classroom (BESC 185)
Homework : ONLY 2 to 4 pieces of homework will be given.
 All problem sets must be submitted to me by the DUE DATE.
 You are requested to submit your homework at the class or the homework
box in the ECON department.[Room 212].
 Please do not submit your homework by e-mail.
 Please do not submit your homework to Mr. Hiller (your TA).


I will post the problem set on CU Learn a week before the due date.
Late homework will Never be accepted without official reasons.
Quizzes : Three (Friday) Quizzes will be given..
 No make-up quiz will be given without a formal document.
General Policies
1 No make-up exam, make-up quiz, or make-up in-class assignment will
be given without a formal document.
2 If you have any question about the materials, like problem sets, you are more
than welcome to come to my office hours.
3 CULearn.
What I am going to post
- Homework
-
The Announcement of exams.
Practice Problems for exams, and a simple answer key for practice
problems.
- Your exam scores.
What I cannot post
- Lecture notes.
4 Please follow the CU HONOR CODE. Any violation of the CU honor code
will be immediately reported, and ANYONE who violates the CU honor
code will fail this course.
5 Please do not bring your pets to the classroom.
Tentative Course Schedule
The following schedule is subject to change. Since exam dates are fixed,
they will cover only the material that has been finished.
Week of
1
Course Material
6/1
Ch 1 Picturing distributions
★
Ch 2 Describing distributions
★★
Friday Quiz 1 (covers ch 1, 2)
6/4
6/7
2
6/11
6/14
Difficulty
Friday June 4th.
Ch 3
The Normal Distributions (important)
Ch 4 & 5 Regression
Friday Quiz 2 (covers ch 3,4,5)
Friday June 11th.
Midterm 1: MONDAY, JUNE 14.
(covers ch 1,2,3,4,5)
★★
★★★
★★★
★★
Ch 11 Sampling Distributions
(5th edition= Ch 14 & A PART of Ch 15) (4th edition= Ch 14)
Law of Large Numbers, The Central Limit Theorem,
3
★★★
The Confidence Interval
Friday Quiz 3
6/18
Friday June 18th.
(5th edition: ch 11,14 A PART of Ch 15)
★★★
(4th edition: ch 11,14)
6/21
4
6/25
Test of Significance (5th edition= Ch 14) (4th edition=Ch 14 & 15)
Inference in practice
(5th edition= Ch 15) (4th edition=Ch 16)
Midterm 2: FRIDAY June 25th
(5th edition 11,14,15) (4th edition 11,14,15,16)
★★★★
★★★★
(4th edition=Ch 18) (5th edition= Ch 17)
6/28
5
Inference about a population mean
(4th edition=Ch 19) (5th edition= Ch 18)
★★★
Two-Sample problems
7/2
CUMULATIVE FINAL EXAM : Friday, JULY 2nd.
(All topics covered in this course)
★★★★
Honor Code:
All students of the University of Colorado at Boulder are responsible for knowing
and adhering to the academic integrity policy of this institution. Violations of this
policy may include: cheating, plagiarism, aid of academic dishonesty, fabrication,
lying, bribery, and threatening behavior. All incidents of academic misconduct
shall be reported to the Honor Code Council ([email protected];
303-725-2273). Students who are found to be in violation of the academic
integrity policy will be subject to both academic sanctions from the faculty
member and non academic sanctions (including but not limited to university
probation, suspension, or expulsion). Other information on the Honor Code can
be
found
at
http://www.colorado.edu/policies/hono.html
and
at
http://www.colorado.edu/academics/honorcode/
Expectations of Classroom Behavior:
Students and faculty each have responsibility for maintaining an appropriate
learning environment. Students who fail to adhere to behavioral standards may
be subject to discipline. Faculty have the professional responsibility to treat
students with understanding, dignity and respect, to guide classroom discussion
and to set reasonable limits on the manner in which students express opinions.
See policies at http://www.colorado.edu/policies/classbehavior.html and a
http://www.colorado.edu/studentaffais/code.html#student_code
Absences:
Campus policy regarding religious observances requires that faculty make every
effort to reasonably and fairly deal with all students who, because of religious
obligations, have conflicts with scheduled exams, assignments or required
attendance. Please inform me as soon as possible so that the proper
arrangements can be made. Students can see full details at
http://www.colorado.edu/policies/fac_relig.html
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