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Carleton University
Department of Economics

ECON 2202 C
Statistical Methods in Economics and Business II

2013 Winter

Instructor: Valerie Rochester

Classes: Monday and Wednesdays , 8:35 am – 9:55 amTutorials: Wednesday, 10:05 am – 11:25 am

Office: B-840 LoebPhone: 613-520-2600 ext. 3769 (no voice mail) Office Hours: Wednesdays, 10:15 am – 11:00 noon, or by appointment E-mail: valerie_rochester@carleton.ca
Please use the cuLearn e-mail facility for all course-related electronic communication.

Economics Department Drop Box: C-876 Loeb

TA: TBA

Calendar Description

A continuation of ECON 2201. Topics include estimation and hypothesis testing with two populations, correlation, simple and multiple linear regression, analysis of variance, tests of goodness of fit and independence, and introduction to statistical computing.

Precludes additional credit for ECON 2200 (no longer offered), STAT 2509, STAT 2559, and STAT 2607.

Prerequisite(s): ECON 2201 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, and ECON 1402 (or equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

*A grade of C+ or higher is required to qualify for ECON 3706, ECON 4002, and ECON 4706.

Textbook: Available at the Carleton Bookstore
Groebner, D.,Shannon P., Fry, P., and Smith, K.. Business Statistics Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Course Outline

Part I: Statistical Inferences Based on Samples
Topic 10: Hypothesis Testing for One and Two Population Variances Topic 11: Estimation and Hypothesis Testing for Two Population Parameters
Topic 12: Analysis of Variance
Topic 13: Goodness of Fit Tests and Contingency Analysis
Part II: Regression and Correlation: Relating Two or More Variables
Topic 14: Introduction to Linear Regression and Correlation Analysis
Topic 15: Multiple Regression Analysis and Model Building

Any relevant materials such as notes and assignments will be posted to cuLearn. Please check regularly.

NOTE:
For verification and security purposes, I will not reply to emails originating from non-Carleton e-mail accounts, and which are not signed with a student’s name and student number. Assignments and changes to schedules will be made available on cuLearn only. Please ensure that you have a Carleton Connect account.

Course Evaluation

|Three, 80-minute tests worth 15% each |45% | |One hand in assignment |10% | |Final Examination – 3 hours (to be scheduled by the University) |45% | | |100% |

****IMPORTANT EVALUATION CRITERION****

• Tests will be held in class and will last 80 minutes. There are no deferred tests. For students who can document a compelling reason for missing a test within one week of the missed test, the assigned weight of 15% will be added to the weight of the final exam; otherwise a mark of zero is assigned. Only ONE test will be treated in this way as the maximum weight of the final exam will be 60%.

In addition, please note the following:
▪ A maximum weight of 60% will be given to the final examination in the event that a test is missed. ▪ You will receive a grade of FND in the course (Failure with No Deferred Final Examination Allowed) in any the following situations: o You fail to submit your final assignment.

o You do not receive a passing grade on the average of your tests.

The final date to register in this course is January 18, 2013. The final date to withdraw from this course with a full fee adjustment is January 31, 2013. The final date to withdraw from this course without academic penalty is April 10, 2013.

Three Tests (45%)...
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