MAT-15403 Statistics 2


Studiepunten 3.00

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

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Active knowledge of statistics from high school (Dutch A-level math), or MAT-15305

Continuation courses:

MAT-20306, MAT-22306, MAT-24306


Building on an understanding of (simple) models, implications of model assumptions, interpretation of parameters; checking model assumptions; testing hypotheses for population means, for the 1-sample and 2-samples situations, for independent normal data (t-test); construction of a confidence interval for a population mean, or difference in means; simple linear regression and correlation, estimation, hypothesis testing and construction of a confidence interval for intercep, slope and predictions.

Learning outcomes:

After this course, the student is expected to be able to:
comprehand basic ideas of the discussed methods;
- determine the appropriate statistical procedure, given the description of the experiment, the research question and the type of data;
- perform a hypothesis test for a (difference of) population mean(s), intercept or slope (t-test);
- construct a confidence interval for a (difference of) population mean(s), intercept, slope and predictions;
- perform checks for model assumtions.


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


Multiple-choice exam. The practial 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 (WURshop).

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