1996:12:16:13:48: Professor JOEL OWEN C22.0103 Statistics for Business Control with Regression and Forecasting Models


office: MEC room 8-63

tel: 212- 998- 0446

fax: 212-995-4003

e-mail: jowen@stern.nyu.edu

office hours: Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 until 5:00 and by appointment at other times

class meetings: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2:10 until 3:50 in room UC58

TA: To be announced

text: Business Statistics by Example, 5th edition, by Terry Sincich, Prentice Hall Publishers, 1995.

computer package: MINITAB 13


a. There will be two short quizzes around the 4th and 12th week of the semester to be administered in the TA sessions.

b. There will be a midterm examination in the 8th week given in class.

c. There will be a final examination during the exam period.

d. There will be weekly assignments to be handed in. Cases found at the end of the chapters are to be read when assigned and you should be ready to discuss them in class.

e.The final grade will combine your performance as follows: 20% of the final grade is based on the grades of the two quizzes, 35% is based on the midterm grade, 35% is based on the final grade and finally 10% is based on the submission of the weekly assignments.


WEEK I: Data: Gathering, Visualizing and Crunching Chapter I: case 1.1 Chapter II: case 2.1 and 2.2 Chapter III: case 3.2

WEEK II: Basics of Probability Chapter IV: case 4.2

WEEK III: Discrete Probability Models Chapter V: case 5.1

WEEK IV: Continuous Probability Models Chapter VI: case 6.1

WEEK V: Sampling Distributions Chapter VII: case 7.2

WEEK VI: Estimation Using Confidence Intervals Chapter VIII: case 8.1 and 8.2

WEEK VII: Principals and Applications of Hypothesis Testing Chapter X: case 10.1 Chapter XI: case 11.1


WEEK IX: Simple Linear Regression Chapter XII: case 12.2

WEEK X: Multiple Regression and Model Building Chapter XIII: case 13.1

WEEK XI: continuation Chapter XIII: case 13.2

WEEK XII: Time Series Chapter XVI: case 16.1

WEEK XIII: Categorical Data Analysis Chapter XVII: case 17.1