# Module Information

Module Identifier
MX36510
Module Title
STATISTICAL METHODS
Academic Year
2012/2013
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Mutually Exclusive
Pre-Requisite

#### Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 Hours. (11 x 1 hour lectures)
Practical 22 Hours. (11 x 2 hour practical classes)

#### Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment coursework  40%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   (practical examination)  60%
Supplementary Assessment 3 Hours   (practical examination)  100%

### Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, a student should be able to:
1. summarise effectively a set of data;
2. identify the statistical techniques appropriate to analysing a given situation;
3. carry out standard statistical procedures for one and two samples;
4. state and check the assumptions required by their analyses;
5. draw conclusions from an analysis of data and write reports concerning these conclusions.

### Brief description

There is an increasing demand in the workplace for personnel skilled in the analysis and interpretation of data. This module covers the basic skills of a practising statistician and includes also the preparation of reports.

### Aims

This module will give students a thorough grounding in methods used by a practising statistician.

### Content

1. DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS: Interpretation of data presented in numerical and graphical forms. Report writing.
2. BASIC IDEAS:Estimates and standard errors of means, proportions, sums and differences. Fitting straight lines, correlation.
3. CONFIDENCE STATEMENTS: Construction and interpretation of confidence intervals for means, rates and proportions. Confidence limits for the difference between parameters.
4. HYPOTHESIS TESTING: Hypothesis tests; interpretation of p-values; Binomial, Poisson and Normal cases. Paired and unpaired two sample t-tests.
5. LINEAR REGRESSION: Interval estimation and tests for slope, intercept and fitted line. Prediction.

### Reading List

Recommended Text
Barbara Ryan, Brian L. Joiner (2001) Minitab Handbook 4th Duxbury Primo search F Daly, D J Hand, M C Jones, A D Lunn & K J McConway (1995) Elements of Statistics Addison-Wesley Primo search
Supplementary Text
D D Wackerley, W Mendenhall & R L Scheaffer (2002) Mathematical Statistics with Applications 6th Duxbury. Primo search

### Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6