ST102GC Half Unit
Elementary Statistical Theory (Spring Semester)
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Dr James Abdey COL.5.10
This course is available to General Course ‘Spring Semester’ students conditional on having studied Michaelmas term content remotely. Note ST102 is part-examined in January.
No previous knowledge of statistics is assumed.
The course provides a precise and accurate treatment of introductory probability theory, statistical ideas, methods and techniques. Topics covered are data visualisation and descriptive statistics, probability theory, random variables, common distributions of random variables, multivariate random variables, sampling distributions of statistics, point estimation, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance (ANOVA), linear regression, nonparametric tests, goodness-of-fit and independence tests.
This course will be delivered through a combination of classes, lectures and workshops totalling a minimum of 90 hours across Michaelmas Term and Lent Term. This year, some or all of this teaching may be delivered through a combination of virtual classes and flipped-lectures/workshops delivered as short online videos. This course does not include reading weeks.
Weekly exercises will be set and students are expected to submit solutions to their class teacher each week for feedback.
All course materials are made available via Moodle, including notes to accompany the lectures, but this can be supplemented with additional background reading. The recommended supplementary text is:
Larsen R.J. and M.L. Marx (2013) Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and Its Applications (fifth edition), Pearson (earlier editions are also fine).
Exam (75%, duration: 3 hours) in the summer exam period.
Online assessment (25%) in January.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2019/20: Unavailable
Average class size 2019/20: Unavailable
Capped 2019/20: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Problem solving
- Application of numeracy skills