Personnel
Instructor:  Shihomi
AraAksoy (Office: İİBF, İktisat Bölümü, Email: ) 

Course Information
Schedule:  Mondays 9:0011:45, D10 

Office hours:  Mondays 16:0017:00,
Tuesdays 13:0014:00 Or By Appointment 
Course description /objective: 
The purpose of this course is to introduce basic
concepts of statistics. Methods of describing data, probability, discrete
and continuous random variables and their probability distributions will be
discussed. Students are expected to learn the tools for describing and
analyzing given data and to be acquainted with probability theory and
probability distributions. The topics covered in this course will be a
foundation for the courses such as Statistics II and Econometrics.
Therefore, make sure to understand each concept clearly. 
Texts

Paul Newbold, William Carlson and Betty Thorne, Statistics for Business and Economics, Sixth edition, Pearson Education, 2008.
Course Syllabus
Lecture Schedule
Week 
Contents 

Week 1(Sep. 22) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 2(Sep. 29) 
No Class

Week 3(Oct. 6) 
Topics:
Readings:
Homework Questions:
(No need to hand in. Practice for quizzes/exams and for yourself) 
Week 4(Oct. 13) 
Topics:
Readings:
Homework Questions:

Week 5(Oct. 20) 
Topics:
Readings:
First Quiz was held. Here are the Grades and Q & A. Homework Questions:

Week 6(Oct. 27) 
Topics:
Readings:
Homework Questions:

Week 7(Nov.3) 
Topics:
Readings:
Homework Questions:

Week 8(Nov.12.Wednesday) 
Midterm Exam 1 13:0014:45 at D7D8 
Week 9(Nov. 17) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 10(Nov. 24) 
Topics:
Readings:
HW Questions (CH5): 5.30, 5.32, 5.36, 5.40, 5.46, 5.48 (pp156157), 5.52, 5.56, 5.58 (p160), 5.68, 5.70 (p165), 5.74, 5.80, 5.82, 5.86, 5.88 (p181) HW Questions (CH6): 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6 (p193), 6.10, 6.16 (p196) 
Week 11(Dec. 1) 
9:0011:45, Normal Class
2nd Midterm Exam12:00  13:45 at A1  D9 Coverage: Chapter 5 +Chapter 6 upto page 196 Due to classroom limitation, we could not move the exam to other time period. I apologize for any inconvenience. Midterm 1 and 2 results 
Week 12(Dec. 8) 
No Class

Week 13(Dec. 15) 
Topics:
Readings:

Week 14(Dec. 22) 
Topics:
Readings:
Homework Question for Ch.6 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 (p 193) 6.10, 6.16 (p196) 6.18, 6.20, 6.22. 6.24, 6.28, 6.32 (pp208209) 6.40, 6.44, 6.48 (pp215216) 6.52, 6.56 (p218) 6.60, 6.62, 6.70, 6.72 (pp225226) 
Final Exam(TBA) 
Exams
 1st Midterm exam: to be announced (1st week of November)
 2nd Midterm exam: December 1st (@ regular classroom)
 Final exam date: to be announced
Grading Policy
Three Quizzes  5% each (15% total) 
1nd Midterm Exam  25% 
2nd Midterm Exam  25% 
Final Exam  35% 
Quiz policy for students taking ECO327 [Click here for the FORM]
 Send me an email if you are registered to ECO327 as soon as possible. I will apply this policy only to the students who informed me prior to the first quiz.
 Learn if we had a quiz on the day during class breaks in AM, every Mondays.
 If we had a quiz, you get a signature to this form from Prof. Naci Canpolat to prove that you attended his class on the day.
 Bring the form to me to my office after the class (12 noon), then I will give you the quiz. The quiz can be taken only between 12 noon  13:00 on the same day. The result will not be counted if it is proven that the students have talked about the quiz questions with other students who have taken the quiz in the morning before taking the quiz.