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Module Code: MTH104
Module Title: Introduction to Statistics
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Mathematical Sciences
Pre-requisites: N/A
To introduce topics in Statistics and to describe and discuss the potential scope of their applications.
To describe the scope of the application of these methods.
Learning outcomes 
A. Describe statistical data.

B. Use the Binomial, Poisson, Exponential and Normal distributions.

C. Perform simple goodness-of-fit tests.
Method of teaching and learning 
This module will be delivered by a combination of formal lectures and tutorials.
Introduction and description of data

Examples of what ‘Statistics’ as a discipline is about, populations and samples, graphical summaries, shape,location and spread of data.

Elements of Probability Theory

Intuitive meaning of probability, events, compound events, conditional probability and Bayes’ rule, networks ofunreliable components.

Probability Distributions

Discrete and continuous random variables: the probability mass function, the probability densityfunction and distribution function. Expectation and Variance.

The Binomial and Poisson distributions.

The Normal Distribution.


Statistical InferenceThe principles of hypothesis testing, the chi-squared test of goodness of fit, the chi-squared test of association,central limit theorem, Normal confidence intervals. "
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 28     14      33  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Homework 10.00
2 Midterm Exam 20.00
3 Final Exam 70.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/5/2020 8:18:10 PM