Statistics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Statistics

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Statistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    The course Statistics is a first introduction to the basic concepts of mathematical statistics. After completing this course the student can set up a basic statistical model, estimate parameters in the model, formulate and perform standard hypothesis tests and construct confidence intervals.

    COURSE CONTENT
    Statistics is the field of inferring conclusions about underlying distributions of observed data. In this course we deal with the topics: statistical models, estimation, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. The theory is illustrated with a number of practical examples.

    In this course, we limit ourselves to parametric statistical models, which means that underlying distributions are known up to some unknown parameter(s).

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures, exercise classes

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Two written exams

    RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
    Students should master calculus and probability theory.

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