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PO 2504
UNDERSTANDING STATISTICS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr D Roberts

Pre-requisite(s): None.

The course provides an introduction to the following concepts in an accessible and straightforward manner:
Graphical techniques for summarising data;
Summary descriptive measures of central location and variability;
Index numbers;
Probability and probability distributions;
Confidence intervals;
Hypothesis testing;
The ?? and F distributions;
Correlation;
Regression analysis
Time series analysis and forecasting

2 one-hour lectures per week and 1 one-hour tutorial for eight weeks, supplemented by 2 one-hour computer workshops in the sixth and ninth week of the course.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (70%); continuous assessment (30%) consisting of an in-course test (10%) and a graded written assignment (20%) of 1,500 words in length.

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (70%) with in-course assignment mark and in-course test marks carried forward.