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ST1506: UNDERSTANDING DATA (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

This is a statistics course open to all first and second year students.  It is a useful course for students whose degree subject involves some amount of statistical analysis. The course teaches students how to summarise data effectively and how to correctly interpret it.  Among the topics covered are sampling strategies, probability theory, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests. There are also weekly computer practicals using the statistics software RStudio. The mathematical context is emphasised but students are not expected to have a high level of maths.





Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr F. J. Perez-reche

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • ST1505 Understanding Data (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Practical during University weeks 27, 29, 32 - 33
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 26, 28 - 29, 32, 34, 38

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

In-course assessment will be marked and feedback provided to the students. Informal feedback at computer practicals.

Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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