Courses Bachelor Display 2017-2018

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Course title Quantitative Methods III (IB/FE)
Course code EBS2001
ECTS credits 4,0
Assessement Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
3 15-1-2018 26-1-2018 C
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Christian Kerckhoffs
For more information: c.kerckhoffs@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
- Learn to recognize the opportunities to apply basic tools from inferential statistics in practical business situations.
- Learn to implement these tools correctly, using the statistical software package SPSS.
- Learn to interpret the results of such analyses correctly, and understand their limitations.
Description
This skills training is devoted to refreshing and actively applying the basic inferential tools introduced in the statistics part of typical first year quantitative methods courses: a.o. the one-sample t-test, the independent-samples t-test, the paired-sample t-test, one-way-ANOVA, the chi-square test and regression analysis. Six case studies using real-life datasets that reflect business problems from a.o. marketing and finance are examined extensively. The empirical analyses are performed with SPSS, a statistical software package widely used in professional practice.
Literature
Sharpe, Norean R., De Veaux, Richard D., and Paul F. Velleman (2015), Business Statistics and Extra Texts, 3rd. Intern. Ed., New York: Pearson Education International.
Prerequisites
Basic principles from inferential statistics as discussed in typical first-year Quantitative Methods courses such as QM1 (code EBC 1005/1006/1007) and QM2 (code EBC 1033/1034/1035): basic probability theory, population versus sample, sampling distribution, point estimation, confidence intervals, type I error, regression analysis.

Exchange students must have attended courses similar to QM1 and QM2 at their home university. If not, successful completion of QM3 is impossible.
Teaching methods PBL / Lecture / Assignment
Assessment methods Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Fiscale Economie Year 2-3 Compulsory Skills
Bachelor International Business Year 2 Compulsory Skills
SBE Exchange Bachelor Bachelor Exchange Skills
SBE Exchange Master Bachelor Exchange Skills
SBE Non Degree Courses Bachelor Skills