stat 328

Course outline
STAT 328 (Statistical Packages) 3 credit hours

Instructor:  Prof. Khalaf S. Sultan
Office:  2B20 Building #4,  Phone (office): 4676263
Room:    AB 126 Building #4
Text Books: 

  1. Minitab Guide, Second Edition Desmond J. Higham and Nicholas J. Higham A-Jin Publishing Company. Latest version
  2. SPSS Guide to Data Analysis by Marija Norse’s. . Latest version
  3. Hector Guerrero. Excel Data Analysis: Modeling and Simulation,  Springer. . Latest version
  4. SPSS Survival Manual: A Step by Step Guide to Data Analysis Using IBM Spss. Latest version
  5. Alain F. Zuur l Elena N. Ieno Erik H.W.G. Meesters. A Beginner’s Guide to R, Springer. Latest version

Course Scope Contents: 

Using program code in a statistical software package (Excel – Minitab – SPSS - R ) to write a program for data and statistical analysis.  Topics include creating and managing data files, graphical presentation - and Monte Carlo simulations.

Week Date  
Topics Covered
1 2/9/2018 Introduction to statistical analysis using excel
2 16/9 Some mathematical, statistical and logical functions in excel
3 12/9 Descriptive statistics using excel
4 23/9 Statistical tests using excel
5 30/9 Correlation and regression using excel
6 7/10 Introduction to Minitab- Descriptive statistics using Minitab
7 14/10 Statistical distributions in Minitab
8 21/10 Statistical tests using Minitab
    Correlation and regression using Minitab
9 4/11 Introduction to SPSS
10 11/11 Descriptive statistics using SPSS
11 18/11 Statistical tests using SPSS
    Correlation and regression using SPSS
12 25/11 Introduction to R
    Statistical and mathematical functions in R
    Descriptive statistics using R
13 2/12 Statistical distributions in R
14 9/12 Statistical tests using R
15 16/12 Correlation and regression using R
    Programming and  simulation in R

Assignments and Tests:

Assignments and Labs Will be given during the classes 10 marks
Midterm test I Thursday 9/2/1440H  (5:00 - 6:30pm)
25 marks
Midterm test II Thursday 7/3/1440H  (5:00 - 6:30pm)
25 marks
Final Exam Final exam : Tuesday 11/4/1440 (1:00-4:00pm) 40 marks

Student missing more than 25% of the total class hours won't be allowed to write the final exam.  

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