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ST952 - An Introduction to Statistical Practice

  • Module code: ST952
  • Module name: An Introduction to Statistical Practice
  • Department: Statistics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Students on the Diploma and MSc often have diverse academic backgrounds. This course complements ST903 Statistical Methods in giving a common starting point to the programme, with an emphasis on learning skills in practical statistics.

Principal learning outcomes

The main focus of the course is the application of statistical techniques in a practical setting. The emphasis will be on selecting appropriate analysis strategy, implementing this strategy using statistical software (currently R) the interpreting, validating and communicating results.

Timetabled teaching activities

3 hours per week for 10 weeks starting from week 1.

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Other essential notes

Core module for Statistics MSC Taught.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ST952-15)
C1 (Assessed/examined work) 2x Coursework 50%
  2 hour examination (January) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Postgraduate Taught Statistics (G4P1) - Year 1
Optional Core