Statistical Methods

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Statistical Methods

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Mathematics, Statistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    STAT 115, (BSNS 102 or BSNS 112), QUAN 101

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    Descriptive statistics, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, analysis of count data, analysis of variance and experimental design. Sampling and design principles of techniques to build on in the implementation of research studies.

    This is a paper in statistical methods for students from any of the sciences, including students studying biological sciences, social sciences or sport science, as well as those studying mathematics and statistics. The paper provides an introduction to the use of statistical methods for the description and analysis of data, use of computer software to carry out data analysis, and the interpretation of the results of statistical analyses for a range of research studies.

    Course Structure
    The course covers:
    -An introduction to probability
    -Binomial and normal distributions
    -Hypothesis testing
    -Analysis of variance
    -Contingency tables for categorical data
    -Simple linear regression
    -Introduction to multiple regression

    Learning Outcomes
    An understanding of methods used in the collection and analysis of data, and how the results of data analyses are best communicated.

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