ST110      Half Unit
Elementary Statistical Theory II

This information is for the 2022/23 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr James Abdey COL.5.10


This course cannot be taken with ST102 Elementary Statistical Theory or ST107 Quantitative Methods (Statistics).


Students must have completed Elementary Statistical Theory I (ST109).

A-level Mathematics.

Course content

The course provides a precise and accurate treatment of statistical ideas, methods and techniques. Topics covered are sampling distributions of statistics, point estimation, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance (ANOVA) and linear regression.


20 hours of lectures, 15 hours of classes and 10 hours of workshops in the LT. 2 hours of lectures in the ST.

This course will be delivered through a combination of classes, lectures and workshops totalling a minimum of 90 hours in Lent Term. This course does not include a reading week.

Formative coursework

Weekly exercises will be set and students are expected to submit solutions to their class teacher each week for feedback. 

Indicative reading

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 (2017) Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and Its Applications (sixth edition), Pearson (earlier editions are also fine).


Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours, reading time: 10 minutes) in the summer exam period.

Key facts

Department: Statistics

Total students 2021/22: 1

Average class size 2021/22: 1

Capped 2021/22: No

Value: Half Unit

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Personal development skills

  • Problem solving
  • Application of numeracy skills