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 – SAS – SPSS - R - Maple - Matlab) 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 10/10/1439 Introduction to statistical analysis using excel
    Some mathematical, statistical and logical functions in excel
    Descriptive statistics using excel
2 17/10/1439 Statistical tests using excel
    Correlation and regression using excel
    Introduction to Minitab- Descriptive statistics using Minitab
3 24/10/1439 Statistical distributions in Minitab
    Statistical tests using Minitab
Exam Mid-1 28/10/1439 (5:00-6:30pm)  Thursday:
4 2/11/1439 Correlation and regression using Minitab
    Introduction to SPSS
    Descriptive statistics using SPSS
5 9/11/1439 Statistical tests using SPSS
    Correlation and regression using SPSS
    Introduction to R
6 16/11/1439 Statistical and mathematical functions in R
    Descriptive statistics using R
    Statistical distributions in R
Exam Mid-2 Thursday: 20/11/1439 (5:00-6:30pm)
7 23/11/1439 Statistical tests using R
    Correlation and regression using R
    Programming and  simulation in R
Final exam : Tuesdays 3/12/1439 (8:00-11:00am)

Assignments and Tests:

Assignments and Labs Will be given during the classes 10 marks
Midterm test I 28/10/1439 (5:00-6:30pm)  Thursday: 25 marks
Midterm test II Thursday: 20/11/1439 (5:00-6:30pm) 25 marks
Final Exam Final exam : Tuesdays 3/12/1439 (8:00-11:00am) 40 marks

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

Course Materials