# DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2022/2023

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# Postgraduate Course: Introductory Probability and Statistics (MATH11203)

 School School of Mathematics College College of Science and Engineering Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Availability Not available to visiting students SCQF Credits 10 ECTS Credits 5 Summary The course content is delivered online, with 5 hours of optional drop-in workshop support sessions. This course is an optional course for MScs OR, ORwCO, ORwR and CAM. The course gives an introduction to Probability and Statistics. Course description Probability - Axioms; basic laws of probability. Random variables - properties; discrete and continuous distributions; central limit theorem. Point and interval estimation - Unbiased and consistent estimators; confidence intervals. Hypothesis testing - Type I and II errors; p-values; normal and t-tests. Regression and correlation - Correlation; linear regression; hypothesis tests; confidence intervals. Introduction to practical R
 Pre-requisites Co-requisites Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Probability and Statistics (MATH11204) Other requirements Prohibited Combinations: MATH11204: Probability and Statistics or equivalent introductory course in Statistics. Availability - only available to students on the MSc programmes OR, ORwCO, ORwR, and Astrobiology and Planetary Science.
 Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None Course Start Semester 1 Timetable Timetable Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Online Activities 25, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 68 ) Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 % Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework : 100% Feedback Not entered No Exam Information
 On completion of this course, the student will be able to: demonstrate a conceptual understanding of fundamental concepts of probability and be able to derive basic results from themexplain their reasoning about probability clearly and precisely, using appropriate technical language.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.
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 Course organiser Mr Panagiotis Kaklamanos Tel: Email: pkaklama@exseed.ed.ac.uk Course secretary Miss Gemma Aitchison Tel: (0131 6)50 9268 Email: Gemma.Aitchison@ed.ac.uk
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