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SFY0002 : Basic Statistics

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To develop confidence in using and questioning statistical data.By the completion of the course students will understand the principles of data collection. They will
also have a basic knowledge of data interpretation, data analysis and statistical inference.
Students will be able to present data in numerical, graphical and tabular form. They will also have
developed their skills in project work and report writing.

Outline Of Syllabus

Exploring and summarising data, constructing and interpreting tables, representing data pictorially and functionally; Differences between surveys, censuses and experiments; Introduction to Probability; Distributions and inference.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion19:009:00Exam Revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion19:009:00Written Exam, report and exercises
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture181:0018:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical61:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study158:0058:00N/A
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The project and assessed coursework will give the students the opportunity to practise the methods introduced in the course. They will also develop their problem solving and report writing skills. The exam tests the student’s ability to apply the theory to relevant questions.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A70N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M20Project work
Prob solv exercises2M10Two sets of Problem solving exercises with equal weighting
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises2MWeekly exercises with answers available online.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The project and two sets of assessed problem-solving exercises will give the students the opportunity to practise the methods introduced in the course. They will also develop their problem solving and report writing skills. The exam tests the student’s ability to apply the theory to relevant questions.

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