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Introductory Statistics - JEB142
Title: Introductory Statistics
Czech title: Introductory Statistics
Guaranteed by: Institute of Economic Studies (23-IES)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2018
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: summer s.:written
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 185 / 175 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: RNDr. Michal Červinka, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Levan Bezhanishvili, M.Sc.
RNDr. Michal Červinka, Ph.D.
Alessandro Chiari
Hieu Nguyen Thi Hoang, M.A.
Mgr. Ing. Šarlota Smutná, M.Sc.
Class: Courses for LLEP
Courses for incoming students
Incompatibility : JEB132
Is pre-requisite for: JEB157, JEB105
Annotation -
Last update: RNDr. Michal Červinka, Ph.D. (25.09.2019)
Introductory course of probability theory and descriptive statistics which covers the basic notions needed for the course of statistics.
Course completion requirements
Last update: RNDr. Michal Červinka, Ph.D. (20.02.2024)

Grading 2023/24:

Two homeworks: HW1 for 15% of the grade, HW2 for 10% of the grade (HW1 will be assigned on TBA; HW2 will be assigned on TBA)

Written test: 80-minute test for 60% of the grade.

Oral examination: 15% of the grade

Grading system based on percents of the grade:

  0-50   percents ... F ... insufficient (substantial extra work required)
51-60   percents ... E ... sufficient (satisfies minimum requirements)

61-70   percents ... D ... acceptable (with large number of major mistakes)
71-80   percents ... C ... good (solid with few major mistakes)
81-90   percents ... B ... very good (above average with some mistakes)
91-100 percents ... A ... excellent (with minor mistakes)

For a successful exam, it is additionally required to score at least 51% of the written test, i.e. obtain at least 30.5% of the grade or more from the written test.

For a successful exam, it is additionally required to score at least 51% of the pral examination, i.e. obtain at least 8% of the grade or more from the oral examination.

Exam dates:

just 2x in May, at least 2x in June, just 1x in September; exact dates TBA

Syllabus -
Last update: RNDr. Michal Červinka, Ph.D. (25.09.2019)

1. Introduction to statistics and probability theory

2. Descriptive statistics, graphical methods of data description

3. Experiments, sample spaces and events

4. Definitions and properties of probability

5. Counting

6. Conditional probability and independence of events

7. Sampling methods

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