Subtitle 
Introductory Statistics A (English) 
Course Outline 
The course is designed to provide students with the ability to understand and use basic statistical concepts and methods. The beginning of the course explores statistical data summaries, data organization, and how to draw conclusions from data. Additional topics covered include random variables, leastsquares regression line, probability rules, point estimation and confidence intervals. 
Objectives 
By the end of the semester students should be able to meet the following objectives:
* to interpret data by means of pictorial, graphical and tabular representations,
* to demonstrate a knowledge of probability and identify distributions, and
* to select appropriate techniques covered in the course to solve given statistical problems. 
Course Schedule

(tentative) [Class 1] 1.1  1.5 variables, graphs for categorical and quantitative data [Class 2] 2.1  2.3 measures of center and variability [Class 3] 2.6, 2.7, 3.1, 3.3 percentile, box plot, scatter plots [Class 4] 3.4, 4.1, 4.2 correlation coefficient, leastsquares line, sample space [Class 5] 4.3, 4.5 calculating probabilities, event relations, probability rules [Class 6] 4.6, 4.8 independence, conditional probability, probability distributions [Class 7] 5.1, 5.2 the binomial probability distribution [Class 8] midterm examination [Class 9] 6.1  6.3 continuous random variables, the normal probability distribution [Class10] 7.1, 7.3, 7.4 sampling distributions, the central limit theorem [Class11] 7.5, 7.6 sampling distributions of the sample mean and sample proportion [Class12] 8.1  8.4 point estimation [Class13] 8.5, 8.9 interval estimation, choosing the sample size [Class14] revision [Class15] final examination

Textbooks 
“Introduction to Probability and Statistics” (14th Edition  International Edition)
Mendenhall, W., Beaver, R.J. and Beaver, B.M.
Brooks/Cole (2013)
(Note: If you purchase a textbook at the Coop Bookstore on Waseda Campus, it includes a bundle item called Coursemate which can be accessed online. This includes ebook of the above title as well as study resources for each chapter. This bundled Coursemate we offer is that of US Edition since it is more powerful and functional.) 
Evaluation 
The final course grade will be determined by your performance as measured by the higher of the following two calculations (tentative):
(1) final examination 45%
midterm examination 35%
assignments/quizzes 10%
attendance 10%
(2) final examination 60%
midterm examination 40% 