BF276 STATISTICS II – SYLLABUS (FALL 2018)
Last updated: 26 January 2018

Erin Maloney
LC104 – 290-2067
Office Hours

E-posta

COURSE ROOM: LA-103

COURSE TIMES:

  • Mondays, 13.40-15.30
  • Wednesdays, 15.40-16.30 or 17.30 (see schedule below)

GOALS OF COURSE

  • Continuing with Basic Statistics, studied in BF 271 (or equivalent), for Banking and Finance issues:
    • Review of BF 271:
      • Statistical terms
      • Chapter 9: Estimation and Confidence Intervals
    • Chapter 10: One-Sample Tests of Hypothesis
    • Chapter 11: Two-Sample Tests of Hypothesis
    • Chapter 12: Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
    • Chapter 13: Correlation and Linear Regression
  • To prepare for BF 384 (Introduction to Financial Econometrics)

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Textbook: Statistical Techniques in Business and Economics (17th Edition, International); Lind, Marchal, and Wathen (NY, NY: McGraw-Hill Education, 2018)
    • Copies available in Bilkent Bookstore
    • One copy of 15th Edition on reserve in the Bilkent Library
  • Calculator: Casio Scientific Calculator fx-82MS (or equivalent)

METHODS OF EVALUATION

  • Participation: 10%
  • Tests: 60% – Best 5 (out of 6); 12 points each
  • Final: 30%

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR FINAL EXAM
  • Participate in 3 or more tests
  • Participate in 80% or more of classes
OTHER NOTES
  • In this course, a "C" is a 73, while an "F" is a 59 or lower. See General Grade Scale (on Erin's web page).

PROTOCOL

  • Participation: For each class, students are expected to be on time, with a pen, notebook, textbook, and calculator. (Erin will announce later if other items become required.) Personal electronic devices must be switched off. Students who use a personal electronic device during class without asking for and receiving permission will not get participation for that hour. Students are expected to use the bathroom during breaks, and follow other basic protocol for academic classes. Students must also check their Bilkent email for course information at least once per day.
  • Cheating / Plagiarizing: Unacceptable, with disciplinary action for gross or multiple offences.
  • Handouts: Available from Erin's web site and/or Moodle.
  • Homework: To be completed outside of class.
  • Visiting Erin in her Office: Strongly encouraged.

COURSE SCHEDULE
WEEK 1
  • 29 JAN: Introduction; Overview of Definitions and Distribution; Review Chapter 9
  • 31 JAN: Review Chapter 9 (no class during spare hour)
  • WEEK 2
  • 5 FEB: Review Chapter 9; Chapter 10
  • 7 FEB: Chapter 10; class meets during spare hour
  • WEEK 3
  • 12 FEB: TEST 1; Chapter 10
  • 14 FEB: Chapter 10 (no class during spare hour)
  • WEEK 4
  • 19 FEB: Chapter 10
  • 21 FEB: Chapter 10 (no class during spare hour)
  • WEEK 5
  • 26 FEB: TEST 2; Chapter 11
  • 28 FEB: Chapter 11; class meets during spare hour
  • WEEK 6
  • 5 MAR: Chapter 11
  • 7 MAR: Chapter 11 (no class during spare hour)
  • WEEK 7
  • 12 MAR: TEST 3; Chapter 11
  • 14 MAR: Chapter 11; class meets during spare hour
  • WEEK 8
  • 19 MAR: Chapter 12
  • 21 MAR: SPRING BREAK (no class)
  • 26 MAR: Chapter 12
  • WEEK 9
  • 28 MAR: Chapter 12 (no class during spare hour)
  • 2 APR: TEST 4; Chapter 12
  • WEEK 10
  • 4 APR: Chapter 12; class meets during spare hour
  • 9 APR: Chapter 12
  • WEEK 11
  • 11 APR: Chapter 12 (no class during spare hour)
  • 16 APR: TEST 5; Chapter 13
  • WEEK 12
  • 18 APR: Chapter 13; class meets during spare hour
  • 23 APR: NATIONAL HOLIDAY (no class)
  • 25 APR: Chapter 13; class meets during spare hour
  • WEEK 13
  • 30 APR: CLASS HOLIDAY (no class)
  • 2 MAY: Chapter 13; class meets during spare hour
  • 7 MAY: TEST 6; Chapter 13
  • WEEK 14
  • 9 MAY: Chapter 13
  • 14 MAY: Chapter 13
  • AFTER WEEK14 FINAL: takes place sometime between 16 and 28 May