• General Information about Level 1 Statistics courses.
  • Aims:

    • to introduce students to basic concepts in probability
    • to demonstrate the importance and practical usefulness of probability in real life
    • to train students to use computers for simulation studies
    • to show how probability is a necessary foundation for understanding statistics
    • to introduce students to fundamental ideas in Statistics
    • to demonstrate the importance and usefulness of these ideas in real life and on real data
    • to show how to present data informatively and clearly
    • to equip students to apply probability and statistical methods to solve standard problems from a wide range of disciplines
    • to give students an appreciation of the limitations of these standard techniques
    • to provide an appreciation of the assessment of variability through interval estimation
    • to enable students to communicate the results of their analyses in clear non-technical language
    • to promote an interest in probability and statistics and hence encourage students to study the subject further
  • Aims:

    • To introduce students to further fundamental ideas in Statistics beyond those met in S1Y
    • to demonstrate the importance and usefulness of these ideas in real life and on real data
    • to enable students to understand both the strengths and weaknesses of the hypothesis test approach to statistical analysis
    • to provide an appreciation of the need for statisticians to be involved in the design as well as the analysis of experiments
    • to enable students to understand how sampling should be undertaken
    • to enable students to assess relationships between random variables
    • to enable students to understand how to utilize time series data in simple contexts
    • to enable students to communicate the results of their analyses in clear non-technical language
    • to promote an interest in probability and statistics and hence encourage students to study the subject further