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

Course Information
Schedule:  Wednesdays, 9:00  11:45, D9 

Office hours:  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, Seventh edition, Pearson Education, 2010.
Course Syllabus
Lecture Schedule
Week 
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Week 1(Oct. 6) 
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Week 2(Oct.13) 
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Week 3(Oct. 20) 
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Week 4(Oct. 27) 
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Week 5(Nov. 3) 
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Week 6(Nov. 10) 
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Week 7(Nov.17) 
No Class

Week 8(TBA) 
1st Midterm Exam

Week 9(Dec. 1) 
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Week 10
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Week 11(Dec. 15) 
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Week 12(Dec. 22) 
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2nd Midterm Exam


Week 13(Dec. 29) 
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Week 14(Jan. 5) 
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Week 15(Jan. 12) 
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Final Exam(TBA) 
Final
Exam

Exams
 1st Midterm exam: to be announced
 2nd Midterm exam: to be announced
 Final exam date: to be announced
Grading Policy
1nd Midterm Exam  30% 
2nd Midterm Exam  30% 
Final Exam  40% 