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Undergraduate Course: Statistics (Year 2) (MATH08051)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Mathematics CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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.
Course description Topics will include :

Sampling distributions
Estimators, including MLEs
Interval estimation
Hypothesis testing
Regression
Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

In addition the statistical package R will be introduced and used within the course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Probability (MATH08066)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students must not have taken MATH08067 Probability with Applications
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting 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? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( 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 65 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Students must pass exam and course overall.
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 30%, Examination 70%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)MATH08051 Statistics (Year 2)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)MATH08051 Statistics (Year 2)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Estimate the parameter(s) and confidence interval(s) of the underlying distribution from which the observed data are drawn.
  2. Perform statistical hypothesis tests, regression and analysis of variance.
  3. Interpret the output from statistical analyses.
  4. Use the statistical computer package R to perform a number of statistical analyses.
Reading List
Recommended, but not essential:

Devore and Berk (2012) Modern mathematical statistics with applications. 2nd edition.

Rice (2007) Mathematical statistics and data analysis. 3rd edition.

Clark and Cooke (2004) A basic course in statistics. 5th edition.

Johnson and Bhattacharyya (2014) Statistics, Principles and Methods. 7th edition.

For additional R support:
Crawley (2013) The R Book. 2nd edition.
Additional Information
Course URL https://info.maths.ed.ac.uk/teaching.html
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsSta2
Contacts
Course organiserDr Simon Taylor
Tel: (0131 6)50 5279
Email: simon.taylor@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Martin Delaney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427
Email: Martin.Delaney@ed.ac.uk
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