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MT2508   Statistical Inference

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 12.00 noon Mon (even weeks), Tue and Thu

This module provides an introduction to the mathematical models of randomness. These models are used to perform statistical analysis, where the aim is to evaluate our uncertainty on a certain quantity after observing data. Important topics in statistics are described including maximum likelihood estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, permutation tests, and linear regression. It forms a prerequisite for the statistics modules in the Honours programme. It is recommended that students in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity take an even number of the 15-credit 2000-level MT modules.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT2504

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take EC2003

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 hours of lectures (x 10 weeks), 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks), 1-hour examples class (x 5 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 35

Guided independent study hours: 115

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 70%, Coursework = 30%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 70%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 30%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr H Worthington