MAT-15303 Statistics 1

Course

Credits 3.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Tutorial26
Practical12
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)drs. H Engel
dr. ir. EPJ Boer
Lecturer(s)dr. ing. MPH Verouden
NGWM van Strijp-Lockefeer
dr. EJH Korendijk
dr. ing. M Knotters
drs. LCP Keizer
MSc R.M. Hu
dr ir NA Hartemink
dr. SK Schnabel
dr. ir. J van Heerwaarden
dr. J Engel
dr. LMW Akkermans
drs. H Engel
ir. SLGE Burgers
dr DJ Brus
J van den Boom
dr. ir. EPJ Boer
drs CGF de Kovel
BJB Stout
G Mooiweer
MP van Leeuwen
KA Mildau
M Wilminkova
JA van der Goot
W Li
dr. AJ Boevé
S Harmsen
B Arouisse
V Avagyan
Examiner(s)dr. ir. EPJ Boer
drs. H Engel

Language of instruction:

Dutch / English for International Bachelors studies

Continuation courses:

MAT-15403 Statistics 2.

Contents:

Note: This course can not be combined in an individual programme with MAT-12806 Mathematics M.

Data collection; descriptive statistics; practical notion of probability; basic probability theory; derivation of the binomial distribution; normal distribution; principles of hypothesis testing; the binomial test and test for a population mean; properties of the mean of a random sample as an estimator of a population mean; basic notion of consistency.
Ethical issues, as touching upon good statistical practice, will be discussed in class.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- demonstrate a practical notion of the basic ideas of data collection and of descriptive statistics;
- apply simple probability calculus;
- calculate probabilities for the binomial and normal distributions;
- reproduce the principles of hypothesis testing;
- apply a binomial test;
- apply a test for the population mean of a normal distribution (with known standard deviation);
- demonstrate understanding of the consistency of an estimator.

Activities:

Tutorial's that are motivated by practical problems from the Life Sciences, including making exercises, and (compulsory) computer practicals, analysing data.
Prepare and hand in a brief report on a case study.

Examination:

- open book examination consisting of multiple choice questions;
- the computer practical (attendance compulsory) has to result in a pass;
- CAS: yes;
Successful partial interim examinations remain valid for a period of 2 years.

Literature:

R. Lyman Ott; Michael Longnecker. (2013). An introduction to statistical methods and data analysis. 7th edition, ISBN-13: 978-1-305-26947-7 (6th edition may also be used).
Lecture notes provide an introduction to tutorials, exercises, reading guide for the book and the computer practical. (available at the WUR-shop).

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Compulsory for: BBCManagement and Consumer StudiesBSc1MO
BINInternational Development StudiesBSc5AF
BILInternational Land and Water ManagementBSc2AF
BVGNutrition and HealthBSc1MO
BCLCommunication and Life SciencesBSc5AF
BGMHealth and SocietyBSc5AF
Restricted Optional for: BBIBiologyBSc1AF
BBTBiotechnologyBSc2AF
BSWSoil, Water, AtmosphereBSc1AF
BBNForest and Nature ConservationBSc2MO
BASAnimal SciencesBSc2AF
BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBSc2MO
BFTFood TechnologyBSc2AF
BESEnvironmental SciencesBSc1AF
BPWPlant SciencesBSc1AF
BATBiosystems EngineeringBSc1MO
BEBEconomics and GovernanceBSc1MO