Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 11
Availability restrictions: Not available to Undergraduate students.
This module provides coverage of essential statistical concepts and analysis methods relevant to commercial analysis. Specifically: the different types of data and their numerical/graphical treatment; basic probability theory and concepts of inference; fundamental statistical concepts with particular emphasis on sampling issues; basic statistical models and tests; linear models; introductory computer-intensive inference. This module is a short intensive course and is a core, preliminary, requirement for the MSc in Applied Statistics and Datamining. It covers material essential for study of the more advanced statistical methods encountered in subsequent modules.
Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take MT5756
Weekly contact: Four 1.5-hour lectures (x 5 weeks)
Scheduled learning hours: 30
Guided independent study hours: 120
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Module coordinator: Dr C R Donovan
Module teaching staff: Dr D Donovan, Dr L Scott-Hayward