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# Course Syllabus QMT181

## June October 2016

PROGRAMME
COURSE
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COURSE STATUS
CREDIT HOURS
PREREQUISITE
CONTACT HOUR
LECTURER
PHONE NUMBER
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INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
QMT181
CORE
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7 SEMINARS
013 - 4087687

## BA104, BLOK A, UiTM KAMPUS KOTA BHARU

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This subject introduces the basic statistical concepts in general applications. Specific
topics include methods of describing data, correlation & regression analysis, time series
analysis and index numbers. Students will be exposed to statistical project which
involve analyzing secondary data in enhancing their understanding in solving real
problems.

2.0

COURSE OUTCOME
At the end of the course, students should be able to:

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## Understand and explain the term and concept of statistics.

Identify and apply the appropriate statistical tools in real problem.
Interpret and conclude result from statistical calculation.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY
Lectures and e-learning

4.0

ASSESSMENT
Tests (2)
Quizzes (3)
Final Examination

5.0

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30%
10%
60%

RECOMMENDED TEXT
Lau Too Kya, Phang Yook Ngor and Zainuddin Awang , 3rd edition Statistics for UiTM.
Oxford Fajar Sdn. Bhd. (2012).

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REFERENCES
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## Douglas A Lind, William G Marchal, Samuel A Wathen (2005), Statistical Techniques

in Business and Economics, 12th Edition, McGraw-Hill.
Latifah M Nor, Alias M Derus, Saodah Wok, Zarinah Hamid (2004), Statistics Made
Simple, 2nd Edition, Research Center IIUM.
Prem S. Mann, Introductory Statistics; 6th Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2007
Wayne W. Daniel, Biostatistics; A Foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences, 6th
Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1995
Donald H. Sander, Statistics A first Course 5th Edition, McGraw Hill, Inc. 1995

## Course Syllabus QMT181

June October 2016

## 7.0 Schedule of Lectures

Week

TOPIC
1.0

Introduction to Statistics
1.1 What is statistics
1.2 Terms in statistics
1.3 Types of Statistics
1.4 Types of Data
1.5 Types of Variable
1.6 Scale of Measurement

2.0

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3.0
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## Correlation & Simple Linear Regression

3.1 Pearsons Product Moment Correlation Coefficient
3.2 Spearmans Rank Correlation Coefficient
3.3 Simple Linear Regression using the least squares method (LSM)

3.4
4.0

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## Time Series Analysis

4.1 Time series components
Types of components
Multiplicative time series model
Plot the time series data
4.2 Trend analysis
Least squares method
Moving average method

SEMINAR IV

5.4

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## Estimation of trend values

Plot Time series and trend of a time series
Seasonal variation
Calculate the seasonal indices for the multiplicative model
Forecasting

SEMINAR V

Index Numbers
5.1 Types of Index Numbers
Price Index, Quantity Index, Value Index
5.2 Simple & Aggregate Index
5.3

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SEMINAR III

TEST 1

4.4

12

SEMINAR II

Coefficient of Determination

4.3

5.0

SEMINAR I

Describing Data
2.1 Tabular and graphical methods
Organizing and Graphing Qualitative and Quantitative Data
2.2 Numerical Methods
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Location
Measures of Dispersion
Measures of Skewness

REMARK

## Calculate and Explain Unweighted Index Numbers

Simple Price and Quantity Index
Simple Aggregate Price and Quantity Index
Average Relative Price and Quantity Index
Calculate and Explain Weighted Index Number
Laspeyres Price and Quantity Index
Paasche Price and Quantity Index

Introduction to Probability
6.1 Basic concepts
6.2 Counting Principle
6.3 Bayes Theorem

SEMINAR VI

SEMINAR VII

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