MAT-15303 Statistics 1


Studiepunten 3.00

Practical intensively supervised12
Course coordinator(s)drs. H Engel
dr. ir. EPJ Boer
Lecturer(s)drs. H Engel
dr. ir. EPJ Boer
prof. dr. ir. J Grasman
AM Wubs
dr. ir. J van Heerwaarden
dr. E Neven
AJ Dammers
NGWM van Strijp-Lockefeer
WJ Buist
dr. EJH Korendijk
dr. WT Kruijer
dr. SK Schnabel
dr. LMW Akkermans
drs. LCP Keizer
Examiner(s)drs. H Engel
dr. ir. EPJ Boer

Language of instruction:


Continuation courses:



Data collection; descriptive statistics; practical notion of probability; basic probability theory; derivation of the binomial distribution; normal distribution; principles of hypothesis testing for the binomial test; normal approximation (z-test); properties of the mean of a random sample as an estimator of a population mean; basic notion of consistency.

Learning outcomes:

After this course, the student is expected to be able to:
- demonstrate a practical notion of the basic ideas of data collection and of descriptive statistics;
- perform simple probability calculus;
- calculate probabilities for the binomial and normal distributions;
- reproduce the principles of hypothesis testing;
- perform a binomial test;
- demonstrate understanding of the consistency of an estimator.


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


Multiple-choice exam. The practical has to result in a pass.


Statistical Methods and Data Analysis by R. Lyman Ott and Michael Longnecker (ISBN 0495109142; 6th edition).
A Study Guide provides an introduction to tutorials, exercises, background reading from the book and the computer practicals (WUR Shop)

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