Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Statistics I * ECMZ   205 3 3 3 6

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction English
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Assoc.Prof.Dr. Hüseyin GÜLER
Doç. Dr.Dr.HÜSEYİN GÜLER1. Öğretim Grup:A
It is aimed to bring the fundamental knowledge and skills about analyzing and interpreting data with graphs and descriptive statistics and in addition to that bring knowledge about random variables and some common distributions.
The course content covers the importance of data analysis, how to analyze data and how to interpret the results of analysis, basic probability concepts, random variables and their usage in real life, some common discrete (Bernoulli, Binomial, Poisson, etc.) and continuous (normal and standard normal) random variables.

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Has the conceptual and theoretical competence to explain the phenomena in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations.
Identifies the international and national issues by methodologies used in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations; chooses the appropriate analysis techniques across the issues and applies the appropriate empirical studies.
Becomes skilful at following and interpreting different social areas in international and national levels and also applies the problem-solving oriented practices.
Collects, reviews and analyzes the data obtained which necessary for modelling applications in the Social Science.
Individually and/or in a team, takes responsibility, leadership, and works effectively.
In recognition of the need for lifelong learning, follows the latest developments in the field and improves himself/herself.
Uses Turkish, and at least one more foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of academic and work life.
Understands and interprets the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of related persons correctly; and expresses himself/herself in written and oral forms accurately.
Improves his/herself constantly by defining educational requirements considering interests and talents in scientific, cultural, art and social fields besides career development.
Questions traditional approaches, practices and methods; and develops and applies new study methods if necessary.
Recognizes and implements social, scientific and professional ethical values.
Develops skills of defining and analyzing the international, regional and national oriented issues, producing appropriate conflict-resolution techniques and negotiation skills.
Develops critical thinking skills.

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Statistics and some fundamental definitions Refer to textbook
2 Frequency distributions and graphs Refer to textbook
3 Frequency distributions and graphs Refer to textbook
4 Central tendency measures (Mean, median and mode) Refer to textbook
5 Central tendency measures (Harmonic and geometric mean and comparison of central tendency measures) Refer to textbook
6 Central tendency measures (Mean, median, and mode for grouped data) Refer to textbook
7 Measures of dispersion (Range, mean absolute deviation, variance and standard deviation, coefficient of variation) Refer to textbook
8 Midterm exam
9 Some probability concepts Refer to textbook
10 Some probability concepts Refer to textbook
11 Random variables (Discrete random variables and their expected value and variance) Refer to textbook
12 Random variables (Continuous random variables and their expected value and variance) Refer to textbook
13 Some common discrete distributions (Bernoulli, Binomial, Geometric) Refer to textbook
14 Some common discrete distributions (Poisson, Uniform) Refer to textbook
15 Some common continuous distributions (Normal and standard normal, Normal approximation to Binomial distribution, Exponential distribution) Refer to textbook
16-17 Final exam

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