Probability and Statistics I


FSEG – Bachelor first year – EG

The slides for the lectures of Probability and Statistics I are available on Moodle. The final exam will consist in a test on Moodle with numerical answers.

Tentative syllabus

  • Chapter 1 Data and Statistics
    • Statistics
    • Applications in Business and Economics
    • Data
    • Data Sources
    • Descriptive Statistics
    • Statistical Inference
    • Computers and Statistical Analysis
    • Data Mining
    • Ethical Guidelines for Statistical Practice
  • Chapter 2 Descriptive Statistics: Tabular and Graphical
    • 2.1 Summarizing Qualitative Data
      • Frequency Distribution
      • Relative Frequency and Percent Frequency Distributions
      • Bar Graphs and Pie Charts
    • 2.2 Summarizing Quantitative Data
      • Frequency Distribution
      • Relative Frequency and Percent Frequency Distributions
      • Dot Plot
      • Histogram
      • Cumulative Distributions
      • Ogive (Cumulative curve)
    • 2.3 Exploratory Data Analysis: The Stem-and-Leaf Display
    • 2.4 Cross-tabulations and Scatter Diagrams
      • Cross-tabulation
      • Simpson’s Paradox
      • Scatter Diagram and Trend-line
  • Chapter 3 Descriptive Statistics: Numerical Measures
    • 3.1 Measures of Location
      • Mean
      • Median
      • Mode
      • Percentiles
      • Quartiles
    • 3.2 Measures of Variability
      • Range
      • Interquartile Range
      • Variance
      • Standard Deviation
      • Coefficient of Variation
    • 3.3 Measures of Distribution Shape, Relative Location, and Detecting
      • Outliers
      • Distribution Shape
      • z-Scores
      • Chebyshev’s Theorem
      • Empirical Rule
      • Detecting Outliers
    • 3.4 Exploratory Data Analysis
      • Five-Number Summary
      • Box Plot
    • 3.5 Measures of Association Between Two Variables
      • Covariance
      • Interpretation of the Covariance
      • Correlation Coefficient
      • Interpretation of the Correlation Coefficient
    • 3.6 The Weighted Mean and Working with
      • Grouped Data
      • Weighted Mean
      • Grouped Data

Main reference

  • Anderson, D. and Sweeney, D. and Williams, T. and Camm, J. and Cochran, J. (2019). Statistics for Business & Economics. Cengage Learning.