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

Course Information
Schedule:  Wednesdays, 14:00  16:45, D8 

Office hours:  Wednesdays 17:0018:00, Fridays 16:0017:00 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 
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Week 1(Monday, Oct. 5) 
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Week 2(Monday, Oct.12) 
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Homework 1 Questions *Don't have to hand them in. 
Week 3(Wednesday, Oct. 21) 
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Week 4(Wednesday, Oct. 28) 
No Class

Week 5(Wednesday, Nov. 4) 
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Week 6(Wednesday, Nov. 11) 
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Week 6(Nov.11) 
Midterm Exam I
: 16:0017:45 Result 
Week 7(Nov.18) 
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Week 8(Nov. 25) 
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Week 9(Dec. 2) 
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Week 10 (Dec.9) 
Midterm Exam
II
Coverage: Probability, Discrete Random Variable and Probability Distributions, only up to Binomial Distribution, without any Tables. Result 
Week 11(Dec. 16) 
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Week 12(Dec. 23) 
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Week 13(Dec. 30) 
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Week 14(Jan. 6) 
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Final Exam(TBA) 
Final
Exam Result

Exams
 1st Midterm exam: to be announced
 2nd Midterm exam: to be announced
 Final exam date: to be announced
Grading Policy
Three Quizzes  3% each (9% total) 
1nd Midterm Exam  25% 
2nd Midterm Exam  25% 
Final Exam  41% 