Forecasting techniques are used in a wide variety of fields. This course focuses
on quantitative, statitistical procedures, primarily regression analysis. However we
will touch on several other quantitative methods, such as spreadsheet
modeling, and will also devote some time to selected
nonquantitative tools. This course fulfills requirements for the Finance and General
Business majors, and the Applied Statistics minor.
The purpose of daily review assignments is to provide timely review and
feedback on the basic course concepts and computational mechanics covered each day in
class. This structured regular review facilitates mastery of course material. Review
assignments are due at the beginning of the following class. They are checked simply
for reasonable effort, not accuracy. The following grade codes are used:
✔ — On time and reasonably complete. Receives full credit. 
L — Reasonably complete, but late. Receives half credit. 
☹ — Insufficiently complete, but on time. Receives half credit. 
X — Insufficiently complete and late. Receives no credit. 
Daily review assignments are distributed
in class. They are also available from the links below. (Many of the review assignment
webpages have links to more detailed solutions, in case you run into difficulty while
working on them.)
Lecture Review #1 
Lecture Review #11 
Lecture Review #21 
Lecture Review #31 
Lecture Review #2 
Lecture Review #12 
Lecture Review #22 
Lecture Review #32 
Lecture Review #3 
Lecture Review #13 
Lecture Review #23 
Lecture Review #33 
Lecture Review #4 
Lecture Review #14 
Lecture Review #24 
Lecture Review #34 
Lecture Review #5 
Lecture Review #15 
Lecture Review #25 
Lecture Review #35 
Lecture Review #6 
Lecture Review #16 
Lecture Review #26 
Lecture Review #36 
Lecture Review #7 
Lecture Review #17 
Lecture Review #27 
Lecture Review #37 
Lecture Review #8 
Lecture Review #18 
Lecture Review #28 
Lecture Review #38 
Lecture Review #9 
Lecture Review #19 
Lecture Review #29 

Lecture Review #10 
Lecture Review #20 
Lecture Review #30 

Several extended homework assignments, including one semesterlong project,
are included in the course. These assignments are longer and more involved than the Daily
Review assignments. Their purpose is to take the basic concepts and calculations of the
course (which are reinforced by the daily review) and to apply them to "real world"
situations, so you may be able to use the material in the course in your professional
and personal life.
