This reading material and the associated exercises provide a review of very basic statistics for use by students who plan to study economics in graduate school or who have long ago completed their graduate study and need a quick review of the basics of what they have learned. The material consists of a document in PDF form and many Excel spreadsheet files together with a few Gnumeric spreadsheet files which are identical to the corresponding Excel files except that they contain graphs that Gnumeric can read.
Reading Material (statrev.pdf -- 1092k).
Cross-Sectional Data Analysis Worksheet (datanal1.xls -- 15k).
Equivalent Gnumeric File with Box-Plot (datanal1.gnumeric -- 5k).
Time Series Data Analysis Worksheet (datanal2.xls -- 113k).
Equivalent Gnumeric File with Box-Plot (datanal2.gnumeric -- 21k).
Data Analysis Exercise Questions Worksheet (datanalq.xls -- 360k).
Data Analysis Exercise Answers Worksheet (datanala.xls -- 88k).
Probability Distribution Exercise Answers Worksheet (probdans.xls -- 146k).
Probability Distribution Exercise Answers Worksheet (hyptesta.xls -- 361k).
OLS Example Spreadsheet File (olssect.xls -- (396k).
Equivalent Gnumeric OLS Example Spreadsheet File (olssect.gnumeric -- (396k).
OLS Exercise Questions Spreadsheet File (olssectq.xls -- (23k).
OLS Exercise Answers Spreadsheet File (olssecta.xls -- (114k).
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