PNS0178 Statistics I: Basic Statistics, 4.0 Credits
Subjects Mathematic Statistics
No Level Indicated
Pass / Failed
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
The objective of the course is to give an introduction to basic probability theory and statistical inference. On completion of the course, the student will be able to:
• apply basic probability concepts and statistical principles and formulate a problem in statistical terms
• describe common statistical methods including conditions and assumptions
• select an appropriate statistical method for a given problem
• carry out a basic statistical analysis in the statistical software R or SAS
• interpret and evaluate results correctly and draw reasonable conclusions
• clearly and concisely communicate results and conclusions
The course is built on lectures and computer exercises. The main components are as follows:
• Descriptive statistics.
• Basic probability theory.
• Probability distributions.
• Statistical inference of means and proportions, one and two samples.
• Nonparametric methods.
• Analysis of frequency data.
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