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BT 221

This course provides students with an understanding of the use of statistical methods as applied to business problems, in general, and to marketing research applications in particular.  Topics include: descriptive statistics; probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions; sampling theory and sampling distributions; interval estimation; hypothesis testing; statistical inference about means, proportions, and variances; tests of goodness-of-fit and independence; analysis of variance and experimental design; simple and multiple regression; correlation analysis.  This course has been developed with particular attention to the specific statistical foundation required by students enrolling in BT214 Marketing Research the next term.  A statistical package (SPSS) will be used throughout the term.

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