MAT-15303 Statistics 1

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OnderwijstypeContacturen
Tutorial26
Practical12
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)drs. H Engel
dr. ir. EPJ Boer
Lecturer(s)ir. SLGE Burgers
dr. ir. EPJ Boer
dr DJ Brus
AE van den Berg
drs. H Engel
dr. EJH Korendijk
dr ir NA Hartemink
MSc RM Hu
dr. SK Schnabel
dr. LMW Akkermans
drs. LCP Keizer
dr. ing. M Knotters
J van den Boom
dr. WT Kruijer
NJ Vendrig
NGWM van Strijp-Lockefeer
MV Afonso PhD
dr. P Behrouzi PhD
EJM Millet
KA Mildau
B Arouisse
MP van Leeuwen
dr. J Engel
dr. ir. J van Heerwaarden
G Mooiweer
BJB Stout
dr. CGF de Kovel
Examiner(s)drs. H Engel
dr. ir. EPJ Boer

Language of instruction:

Dutch / English for International Bachelors studies

Continuation courses:

MAT-15403 Statistics 2.

Contents:

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: WUR-shop).

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