Stat 328 (Statistical Packages)

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.  Excel 2010 guide to accompany understanding basic statistics

sixth edition

  1. SPSS Guide to Data Analysis by Marija Norse’s. . Latest version
  2. Hector Guerrero. Excel Data Analysis: Modeling and Simulation,  Springer. . Latest version
  3. SPSS Survival Manual: A Step by Step Guide to Data Analysis Using IBM Spss. Latest version
  4. 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.


Topics Covered
1 Introduction to statistical analysis using excel
  Some mathematical, statistical and logical functions in excel
  Descriptive statistics using excel
2 Statistical tests using excel
  Correlation and regression using excel
  Introduction to Minitab- Descriptive statistics using Minitab
3 Statistical distributions in Minitab
  Statistical tests using Minitab
4 Correlation and regression using Minitab
  Introduction to SPSS
  Descriptive statistics using SPSS
5 Statistical tests using SPSS
  Correlation and regression using SPSS
  Introduction to R
6 Statistical and mathematical functions in R
  Descriptive statistics using R
  Statistical distributions in R
7 Statistical tests using R
  Correlation and regression using R
  Programming and  simulation in R
Final exam :

Assignments and Tests:


Assignments and Labs Will be given during the classes 10 marks
Midterm test I WED 29/10/1440 (1/7/2019), 3:00-4:30PM 25 marks
Midterm test II MON, 19/11/1440 (22/7/2019), 3:00-4:30PM 25 marks
Final Exam THU, 29/11/1440 (1/8/2019), 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.  

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