|| MX36510 |
|| STATISTICAL METHODS |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr John A Lane |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Dr John A Lane |
|| MA11310 |
|| MA26510 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 11 Hours. (11 x 1 hour lectures) |
|| Practical || 22 Hours. (11 x 2 hour practical classes) |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours (practical examination) ||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| coursework ||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||3 Hours (practical examination) ||100%|
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.
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.
This module will give students a thorough grounding in methods used by a practising statistician.
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. NONPARAMETRIC METHODS: Distribution-free tests for paired and unpaired data.
6. STATISTICAL PROCESS CONTROL: Basic ideas; control charts; process capability.
7. LINEAR REGRESSION: Interval estimation and tests for slope, intercept and fitted line. Prediction.
** Recommended Text
Barbara Ryan, Brian L. Joiner (2001) Minitab Handbook
4th. Duxbury 0534370934
F Daly, D J Hand, M C Jones, A D Lunn & K J McConway (1995) Elements of Statistics
** Supplementary Text
D D Wackerley, W Mendenhall & R L Scheaffer (2002) Mathematical Statistics with Applications
6th. Duxbury. 0534377416
This module is at CQFW Level 6