Undergraduate Course: Statistics (Year 2) (MATH08051)
|School||School of Mathematics
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of Statistics. The underlying rigorous mathematical framework is provided for analyzing different forms of data and the interpretation of the corresponding results discussed in detail. By the end of the course, students will be able to estimate parameter values for different statistical models and conduct a range of hypothesis tests.
Topics will include :
Estimators, including MLEs
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
In addition the statistical package R will be introduced and used within the course.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students are advised to check that they have studied the material covered in the syllabus of each pre-requisite course before enrolling.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 4,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
Students must pass exam and course overall.
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework 20%, Examination 80%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||MATH08051 Statistics (Year 2)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||MATH08051 Statistics (Year 2)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Apply statistical techniques to simple problems.
- Interpret the output from statistical analyses.
- Use the statistical computer package R to perform a number of statistical analyses.
|Recommended, but not essential :|
Devore and Berk (2012) Modern mathematical statistics with applications. 2nd edition.
An electronic copy of Devore and Berk is available to download from the University Library.
Rice (1995) Mathematical statistics and data analysis. 2nd edition.
For additional R support :
Crawley (2013) The R Book
An electronic copy of Crawley is available to download from the University Library.
|Course organiser||Prof Ruth King
Tel: (0131 6)50 5947
|Course secretary||Mr Martin Delaney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427