Course code STAT100

STAT100 Statistics

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Course responsible: Trygve Erik Almøy
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
1000
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation both in Autumn parallel and Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Each spring and autumn
First time: Study year 2003-2004
Course contents:
Descriptive statistics. Basic probability, conditional probability, discrete and continuous variables, expectation and variance. Covariance, correlation, and independence. Estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Z-tests and T-tests. Simple linear regression. One-way analysis of variance. Chi square tests. Application of simple statistical software (Minitab and/or R).
Learning outcome:
The students will learn the basic concepts in statistics. They will get familiar with the assumptions and the applications of the most commonly used statistical methods applied in science and everyday life. The students will be able to apply such methods on simple problems in their own studies. Through the exercises (both compulsory and optional) on real data, the students must prove that they have acquired the basic knowledge.
Learning activities:
Lectures or lecture videos covering central concepts of statistics, illustrated by many applied examples. The students will be organised in groups in which they are working with different practical exercises. Compulsory exercises that must be solved and approved before the exam.
Teaching support:
The teacher is always available (by direct contact, by phone, or by e-mail solve.sabo@nmbu.no). Web pages will always be updated. Assistant teachers are available during group sessions (or anytime).
Syllabus:
Will be announced on the course website before the semester.
Prerequisites:
MATH100 or MATH111 (may be taken in the same semester).
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
There will be several compulsory assignments for the students to hand in and have approved before the exam. Students who are retaking the course, must hand in new assignments.
Assessment:
Weekly online assignments of which 80% must be passed and 3.5 hours written examination, also containing multiple choice tests (weight 100 %).
Nominal workload:

Lectures: 26 hours.

Looking at videos 26

Group work: 52 hours.

Individual study: 188 hours.

Entrance requirements:
MATRS - General admission requirements or prior experiential learning, and R1 or (S1+S2) or similar mathematical skills
Type of course:
Mix of Flipped classroom style and regularly lectures. Students watch lecture-videos (2 hours homework per week). Further, the students will be organized in study-groups (2 hours per week) and teacher/teacher-assistants will circulate the groups and discuss problems and exercises.
Note:
The course is offered twice a year, both in the spring and autumn parallel. Students who are retaking the course from last semester does not need to hand in new assignments.
Examiner:

An external examiner evaluates all exam question and selected examination papers as calibration of the evaluation if other excersises than multiple choice are given at the final exam.

Allowed examination aids: All types of calculators, all other aids.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått