# MAT-15303 Statistics 1

## Course

Credits 3.00

 Teaching method Contact hours Practical intensively supervised 12 Tutorial 25 Self-study
 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 drs. CA Langeveld ir. TG Doeswijk AJ Dammers dr. JA Hageman dr. E Neven dr. G Gort dr. EJ Bakker NGWM van Strijp-Lockefeer drs. LCP Keizer WJ Buist dr. ir. E Heuvelink Examiner(s) drs. H Engel dr. ir. EPJ Boer

Dutch

MAT-15403

### Contents:

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 normal 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 probability;
- perform simple probability calculus;
- calculate probabilities for the binomical and normal distributions;
- reproduce the principles of hypothesis testing;
- perform a binomial test;
- demonstrate understanding of the consistency of an estimator.

### Activities:

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

### Examination:

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

### Literature:

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

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