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PO2508: UNDERSTANDING STATISTICS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of statistical concepts and methods relevant to accounting, management, finance, real estate and economics. The course is intended to enable students

i) To understand the principles of descriptive statistics, index construction, statistical inference, correlation, regression and time series analysis

ii) To apply statistical techniques to the analysis of accounting, business and economic issues and interpret findings

iii) To identify important sources of data in accounting, business and economics

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Filipa Alexandra da Silva Fernandes

Qualification Prerequisites

  • 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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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 X2 and F distributions; Correlation; Regression analysis Time series analysis and forecasting


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 30, 32
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 27 - 29, 31, 33 - 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

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Feedback

Oral feedback is given during tutorials and model answers provided to tutorial exercises. Model answers will also be provided for the in-course test while individual written feedback will be provided for the course assignment.

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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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