Stat 328

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


Topics Covered
20/1/2020 Introduction to statistical analysis using excel
Some mathematical functions in Excel
27/1/2020 Statistical and logical functions in excel
3/2/2020 Descriptive statistics using excel
10/2/2020 Statistical tests using excel
17/2/2020 Correlation and regression using excel
Introduction to Minitab
24/2/2020 Descriptive statistics using Minitab
2/3/2020 Statistical distributions in Minitab
  5/3/2020   Mid-1 Exam
9/3/2020 Statistical tests using Minitab
16/3/2020 Correlation and regression using Minitab
Introduction to SPSS
23/3/2020 Descriptive statistics using SPSS
30/3/2020 Statistical tests using SPSS
Correlation and regression using SPSS
  2/4/2020 Mid-2 Exam
6/4/2020 Introduction to R
Statistical and mathematical functions in R
13/4/2020 Descriptive statistics using R
Statistical distributions in R
20/4/2020 Statistical tests using R
Correlation and regression using R
27/4/2020 Applications, Programming and simulation in R
Final exam :

Assignments and Tests:

Assignments and Labs Will be given during the classes 10 marks
Midterm test I Thursday, 5/3/2020 (17/7/1441), 7:00-8:30PM 25 marks
Midterm test II Thursday, 2/4/2020 (16/8/1441), 7:00-8:30PM 25 marks
Final Exam   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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