Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 20
ECTS credits : 10
Level : SCQF Level 7
This module provides an introduction to statistical reasoning, elementary but powerful statistical methodologies, and real world applications of statistics. Case studies based on environmental impact assessment, medicine and economics and finance are used throughout the module to motivate and demonstrate the principles. Students get hands-on experience exploring data for patterns and interesting anomalies as well as experience using modern statistical software to fit statistical models to data.
Pre-requisite(s): Students must have at least gcse (at a) or standard grade (grade 1) or as-level/higher (grade c) in mathematics
Weekly contact: 4 lectures (weeks 1 - 10), 1 tutorial and 1 laboratory (weeks 2 - 11).
Scheduled learning hours: 60
Guided independent study hours: 140
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 75%, Existing Coursework = 25%
Module coordinator: Dr M L Burt
Module teaching staff: Dr L Burt, Dr Charles Paxton