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STATISTICS

(see also Mathematics Sciences) NOTE(S): FOR ALL COURSES WHICH ARE EXAMINED IN PART BY CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT STUDENTS MAY IN EXCEPTIONAL CASES BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AND ORAL EXAMINATION

> Level 1
ST 1506
UNDERSTANDING DATA
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr C Lopez

Pre-requisite(s): S or GCSE in Mathematics.

Basic data handling, summarisation and visualisation – graphical displays, tabulation, cleaning data, presentation. An introduction to probability distributions Random Sampling. The concepts of confidence intervals and hypothesis testing with simple examples. Relationships – correlation and regression.

3 one-hour lectures, 1 one-hour tutorial/computer practical per week.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (70%); in-course assessment (30%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination paper (maximum of (100%) resit and (70%) resit with (30%) in-course assessment).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Homework given out weekly is discussed in tutorials.

In-course assessment will be marked and feedback provided to the students.

Informal feedback at computer practicals.