This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 613
  • Course: MA in Development Studies
  • Semester: II
  • Title: Statistical Method for Social Sciences
  • Stream: Economics
  • Description:

    Descriptive Statistics: recapitulation, Probability: classical and modern definitions, Bayes’ theorem, joint probability distribution, Random variable: discrete and continuous probability distributions, expectation, variance, covariance and correlation, Theoretical probability distributions: Binomial, Hypergeometric, Poisson, Uniform and Normal, Sampling: simple random sampling with and without replacement, sampling distributions: Normal, Chi-square, t and F, Estimation and Hypothesis Testing: point and interval estimations, type I and type II errors, testing of significance, power of a test, p value; Introduction to regression: two variable regression, estimation and hypothesis testing.

  • Text:

    Das, N.G, Statistical Methods, Tata Mcgraw Hill, 2008^$^Dougherty, C, Introduction to Econometrics, OUP, 2011^$^Nagar, A.L. and Das, R K, Basic Statistics, OUP, 1996^$^Sirkin, Mark R, Statistics for the Social Sciences, Sage Publication, 2005