Course code MATH-INF110

MATH-INF110 Introduction to data analysis

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Course responsible: Ulf Geir Indahl
Teachers: Kristin Tøndel
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2015H
Course contents:
Introduction to elementary data analysis based on modern tools. Datatypes and data-uploading from various file formats. Visualization and explorative analysis for identification of structure and trends (histograms, scatterplots, box-plots etc.). Some simple statistics (mean, median, variance etc). Smoothing of time-dependent data. Correlation and covariance (of variables and matrix data). Elementary normal distribution theory, normalizing transformations and testing of normality. Hypotesis testing (parametrical and non-parametrical for investigation of one and two samples) and simpel analysis of variance. Least squares modelling (linear and polynomial fit). Crosstables,  Cluster analysis (k-means). Logistic regression (classification with two groups).
Learning outcome:
Skills an insight into basic data analysis techniques based on modern data collection. The student will learn to choose appropriate methods for 1) Explorative data analysis (plotting and descriptive statistics), 2) Hyothesis testing, 3) The concept of correlation, 4) Modelling av prediction with continous and categorical responses (regression and classification) and validation of predictive models.  
Learning activities:
Lectures, group work with manual- and computer lab exercises (an assistant teacher will be present at the groups).
Teaching support:
A teaching assistant is present during all exercise lessons. In addition, the students can contact the course responsible for appointmet during meeting hours or by email.
Syllabus:
Information about relevant literature will be given before the start of the course at the course home page.
Prerequisites:
Calculus 1 & 2 + elementary linear algebra.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Mandatory exercises (hand-ins). Requirements for approval of mandatory activity will be announced at the beginning of the term.
Assessment:
Written examination: 3.5 hours.
Nominal workload:
Lectures: 78 hours. Exercises: 26 hours. Colloquia and self study: 196 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
5 credits with STAT100
Type of course:
Lectures: 4 hours per week. Exercises: 2 hours per week.
Examiner:
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate's exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått