SFY0002 : Basic Statistics
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Ms Denise Howel
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
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.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||9:00||9:00||Written Exam, report and exercises|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||18||1:00||18:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||9:00||9:00||Exam Revision|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||6||1:00||6:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||58:00||58:00||N/A|
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.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||16||Two sets of Problem solving exercises with equal weighting|
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||Weekly 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.