ST201      Half Unit
Statistical Models and Data Analysis

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Sara Geneletti Inchauste COL.7.04


This course is available on the BSc in Accounting and Finance and BSc in Management. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.

Also available to students who have studied statistics and mathematics to the level of MA107/ST107 Quantitative Methods. Not to be taken in conjunction with ST203 Statistics for Management Sciences (Full unit).

Course content

A second course in statistics with an emphasis on problems of practical importance and statistical analysis using computers. Principles of modelling: data preparation, mathematical and statistical models, linear and non-linear models. Simple linear regression. Multiple regression: assumptions, transformations, diagnostics, model selection. Logistic regression: odds ratios and likelihood. Introduction to time series: smoothing, seasonal adjustment, autocorrelation.


20 hours of lectures and 16 hours of computer workshops in the LT. 4 hours of lectures in the ST.

Formative coursework

Moodle quizzes

Indicative reading

S. Albright, W. L. Winston & C. J. Zappe, Managerial Statistics; D. H. Hildebrand and R. L. Ott Statistical Thinking for Managers


Exam (80%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Coursework (20%) in the LT.

Key facts

Department: Statistics

Total students 2012/13: 29

Average class size 2012/13: 15

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

PDAM skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Specialist skills