Statistical Methods


Course Objective

After this course, the student should be:
• familiar with basic principles and techniques of statistics
• able to apply these principles and techniques to data using the
statistical package R
• able to present results of statistical analyses in a clear, concise
• able to interpret and critically evaluate these results.

Course Content

• Summarising data
• basics of probability theory
• estimating means and proportions
• hypothesis testing for one- and two-sample problems
• correlation and linear regression
• contingency tables.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and exercise/computer classes

Method of Assessment

Assignments and written exam

Entry Requirements

Basic mathematics and programming skills


Elementary Statistics, by Mario Triola, 12th edition, Pearson new
international edition, ISBN: 9781292039411.

Target Audience

Premaster CS

Recommended background knowledge


General Information

Course Code XB_40013
Credits 6 EC
Period P6
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator S. de Jong
Examiner dr. D. Dobler
Teaching Staff S. de Jong

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture, Practical
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