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Elementary Statistics

Course Code :1001WETEST
Study domain:Mathematics
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:Minimum 8/20 for Calculus.
Contact hours:30
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Tim Verdonck
Valérie De Witte

3. Course contents *

  • The basics of probability theory are explained. The mathematical definition of a probability distribution is given and several probability rules are derived.  The student is able to apply the theory in concrete probability problems.
  • Some specific discrete and continuous probability distributions are discussed (binomial, normal etc.).
  • The basic theory of descriptive statistics, parameter estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests is explained. Specific cases (e.g. t-test for normal distributions) are treated in more detail. The statistical software program R is used to apply this theory.  
  • Finally a short introduction is given to linear regression. The main focus is on the correct use and interpretation of the output of the software program R.