Introduction to Statistics (A)

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Statistics (A)

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MT102S or MT104A or equivalent.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Probability review. Discrete random variables, mean and variance. Binomial and Poisson. Continuous random variables, exponential distribution. Normal distribution. Central limit theorem. Normal approximations. Confidence intervals and hypothesis testing: one and two samples, paired samples, proportions. Chi-square tests. Correlation and regression. Inference for slope. Computation using statistical software.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    -Calculate probabilities for outcomes of random variables with the standard distributions.
    -Use Normal approximations.
    -Test statistical hypotheses
    -Calculate and interpret confidence intervals.
    -Calculate and explain correlation.
    -Calculate, interpret and perform inference using the regression line.

    Teaching & Learning methods:
    24 lecture hours, 5 tutorial hours, 3 Lab hours, 48 private study hours.

    Continuous Assessment: 25%
    University scheduled written examination: 75%

    Penalties: Work submitted after the deadline will not be graded and will not count.

    MT102S or MT104A or equivalent.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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