# MAT-14303 Basic Statistics

## Course

Credits 3.00

 Teaching method Contact hours Tutorial 26 Practical 18 Independent study 0
 Course coordinator(s) dr. EJH Korendijk Lecturer(s) dr. EJH Korendijk dr. P Behrouzi PhD dr. SK Schnabel Examiner(s) dr. EJH Korendijk

English

### Continuation courses:

MAT-20306 Advanced Statistics; MAT-24306 Advanced Statistics for Nutritionist; MAT-22306; Quantitative Research Methodology and Statistics.

### Contents:

Note: This course can not be combined in an individual programme with MAT-15303 Statistics 1 and/or MAT-15403 Statistics 2.

- data collection, descriptive statistics, introduction probability theory;
- estimation, testing hypotheses, constructing confidence intervals;
- application to standard situations: one sample, two samples, one sample with paired observations, simple linear regression and correlation;
- using statistical software, in particular SPSS;
- 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:
- comprehend the basic ideas of statistical inference and data collection;
- determine the appropriate statistical procedure, given the description of the experiment, the research question and the type of data;
- carry out the needed analyses for the discussed standard situations and interpret the results in terms of the problem;
- perform a hypothesis test for intercept or slope and check model assumptions of linear model;
- perform independently data analysis techniques with the computer package SPSS.

### Activities:

The course consists of:
- class-work;
- studying a handbook;
- (mandatory) practical work using SPSS.

### Examination:

- written exam;
- the computer practicals have to result in a pass;
- CAS: yes;
- successful partial interim examinations remain valid for a period of 2 years.

### Literature:

R. Lyman Ott; Longnecker, M. T. (2010). An Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis. International edition ( 6th ed.) 1296 p.
Lecture Notes Basic Statistics. (available at the WUR-shop).

Programme Phase Specialization Period Restricted Optional for: MES Environmental Sciences MSc 1MO MID International Development Studies MSc 1MO MCH Communication, Health and Life Sciences MSc B: Health and Society 1MO MCH Communication, Health and Life Sciences MSc A: Communication and Innovation 1MO