INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of International Relations and European Studies
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
FES 203 Statistics Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
5 125 English

 Instructor Assistant Coordinator Zafer KONAKLI, Assist. Prof. Dr. Zafer KONAKLI, Assist. Prof. Dr. [email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
This is an introductory course to statistics. The aim of the course is to give the necessary tools to analyze data, descriptive statistics and parameter estimation methods to create a background for the future studies.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
1. Introduction to statistics; Data collection
2. Presenting Data in Tables and Charts
3. Presenting Data in Tables and Charts Graphs (cont.)
4. Descriptive measures
5. Applications and case studies
6. Random variables; Mean and variance
7. Random variables
8. Basic probability and discrete probability distributions
9. Mid-term
10. Normal distribution and other continuous distributions
11. Parameter estimation techniques
12. Parameter estimation techniques
13. Computer applications
14. Introduction to sampling distributions

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
• Lectures
• Practical Sessions
• Excersises
• Presentation
• Self Evaluation
• Project
• Assignments
• Case Studies
• Recitation
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Quiz615
Midterm Exam(s)130
Term Paper115
Final Exam140
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
• Students will be able to collect data and present them.
• Students will be able to know descriptive measures of statistics mean, median, and variance.
• Students willl be able to to use binomial, poisson and normal distributions.
• Students will be able to use the computer for statistical calculations.
• Student will be able to defien the sampling distributions.
TEXTBOOK(S)
• Even You Can Learn Statistics: A Guide for Everyone Who Has Ever Been Afraid of Statistics, Second Edition, David M. Levine,David F. Stephan, ISBN-10: 0-13-701059-1,FT Press, 2009

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination11414
Preparation for Final Examination11515
Assignment / Homework/ Project12121
Seminar / Presentation11515