Undergraduate Course: Statistical Communication Skills (MATH10070)
|School||School of Mathematics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Compulsory course for the Honours Degrees in Mathematics & Statistics and Economics & Statistics. Students must have a strong background in statistics and have previously taken Linear Statistical Modelling (MATH10005) AND Statistics (Year 2) (MATH08051), and be taking Likelihood (MATH10004). The workshops will involve application of statistical methods covered in these statistics courses, as well as other models introduced in the course.
Use of the R language for statistical modelling and graphics, particularly for regression and one-way and two-way analysis of variance; writing and presenting statistics; project work.
Linear statistical models and residual analyses in the R language.
One-way analysis of variance.
Two-way analysis of variance with replication.
Two-way analysis of variance without replication.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 4,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Ability to use the R language to fit regression and analysis-of-variance models, to examine residuals from such models, and to investigate transformations of data.
- Be able to apply the theory in other statistics courses to challenging problems.
- Ability to analyse data and interpret results of statistical analyses.
- Ability to present a typeset report of an individual statistical project.
- Ability to deliver an oral presentation.
|Recommended, not essential:|
(1) Montgomery, D.C., Design and Analysis of Experiments, Wiley, 2005.
Montgomery, D.C., Design and Analysis of Experiments, Wiley, 2005. ISBN: 9781118097939
(2) Cox, D.R., Planning of Experiments, Wiley, 1958. £92.95 ISBN: 9780471574293 New Edition in Print (1958 edition out of print)
(3)Krzanowski, W., An Introduction to Statistical Modelling, Arnold, 1998.
£31.50 ISBN: 9780470711019 New Edition
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Bruce Worton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4884
|Course secretary||Mr Thomas Robinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4885
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