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Introduction to statistics, fall 2011

Lecturer

Hannu Niemi

Scope

Part I: 5 cu.
Part II: 5 cu.

Type

Basic studies.

Description

Principles of probability and statistics tailored for social sciences. Students do not need to have previous background.

Lectures

NB ! No teaching on Friday 9.9.2011

Tue 10 - 12 a.m. and Fri 10 - 12, U 37 seminar room 4 (Unioninkatu 37)

Excercises: Fri 8.30 - 10, U 37 seminar room 4 (Unioninkatu 37)

PART II

Lectures 1.11. -

No Lecture on Tuesday 13.12.2011.

Tue 10 - 12; and Fri 10 - 12, U 37 Seminar room 1 (Unioninkatu 37)

Exercises as earlier Fri 8.30 - 10.00, U 37 Seminar room 1 (Unioninkatu 37)

Exams

At the end of each period, to be announced later

Exam (first period):
Tuesday 18.10.2011 10.00 - 12.00
University Main Buildning: Fabianinkatu 33, luentosali 12 (3rd floor)

Part II:
Friday 9.12.2011 10.00 - 12.00, U 37 Seminar room 1 (Unioninkatu 37)

Second try:
Friday 16.12.2011 10.00 - 12.00, U 37 Seminar room 1 (Unioninkatu 37).

Bibliography

The material discussed during the lectures (copies of all the slides) is available in Moodle.

We will roughly cover the same topics disussed in the textbook:

Sheldon Ross: Introductory Statistics, 3rd ed. Chapters 1 - 7 (excluding Section 7.6)

Registration

Did you forget to register? What to do.

Exercise groups

There is only one exercise group:

Fridays 8.30 - 10.00 U37, Seminar Room 4

PART II Fridays 8.30 - 10.00, U 37 Seminar room 1 (Unioninkatu 37)

You may get extra points to be taken into account in grading by active participation (=the number of solved

problems)

Those who are not able to participate to the Friday morning exercise group should either

  • Bring the solutions before the previous Thursday 4 p.m. to the porter at U37 or
  • Send the solutions before the previous Thursday 4 p.m. via e-mail to hannu.niemi (at) helsinki.fi

Exercises

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