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MT1007   Statistics in Practice

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 11.00 am

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Students must have at least GCSE (at A) or Standard Grade (Grade 1) or AS-level/Higher (Grade C) in Mathematics

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 4 lectures (weeks 1 - 10), 1 tutorial and 1 laboratory (weeks 2 - 11).

Scheduled learning hours: 60

Guided independent study hours: 140

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 75%, Existing Coursework = 25%


Module teaching staff: Dr L Burt, Dr Charles Paxton