Course code STAT321

STAT321 Theoretical statistics I

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Course responsible: Ellen Sandberg
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Yearly.
First time: 2016H
Course contents:
  • Basic ditribution theory (Binomial, Poisson, normal, t, F and Chi sqare distribution).
  • Multvariate and marginal distributions. Transfomations.
  • Population mean, variance, covariance, correlation and independence.
  • Estimation, confidence interval and hypothese testing.
  • Linear models (ANOVA, Regression, ANOVA) by marix noation.
  • Random effects.
  • Classification and Cluster analysis.
  • Generalized models.
Learning outcome:
Understanding of the theory behind the most common applied methods.
Learning activities:
Lectures, exercesis and self study. 
Teaching support:
Lectures, exercises and individual supervision. Fronter.
Will be given later.
Basic statstics. Basic Calculus and linear algebra. 
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
One assignment, must be approved before the final exam.
Written, final exam, counts 100 %.
Nominal workload:

A total of 300 hours:

  • 52 hrs lectures
  • 26 hrs exercises
  • 222 hrs self-study
Entrance requirements:
Special Requirements in Science. 
Reduction of credits:
STAT250: 2 credits.  STAT300: 2 credits.  STAT310: 2 credits.
Type of course:
Lectures: 4 hours per week. Exercises: 2 hours per week. 
Will be taught for the first time fall 2016. 
An external examiner grades a minimum of 25 selected exam papers. 
Allowed examination aids: All types of calculators, all other aids.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått