Official course description:
Full info last published 15/11-19

Applied Statistics

Course info
Language:
English
ECTS points:
7.5
Course code:
BSAPSTA1KU
Participants max:
85
Offered to guest students:
yes
Offered as a single subject:
yes
Price (single subject):
10625 DKK (incl. vat)
Programme
Level:
Bachelor
Programme:
Bachelor of Science in Data Science
Staff
Course manager
Associate Professor
Course semester
Semester
Forår 2020
Start
27 January 2020
End
31 August 2020
Exam
Exam type
ordinær
Internal/External
intern censur
Grade Scale
7-trinsskala
Exam Language
GB
Abstract
The course introduces the students to probability theory and applied statistics. It will focus on understanding the theoretical foundations of statistics and on applying the theory using mathematical analysis and simulations in R.
Description

The course intends to give the student tools to identify and solve statistical problems in practice, occurring in data-analysis.

The subjects covered in the course include: probability spaces, random variables, conditional and joint probability, independence, expectation, variance, correlation and covariance, simulation of random variables, law of large numbers, central limit theorem, explorative data analysis, statistical models, bootstrapping, maximum likelihood estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing.
Formal prerequisites
The course is mandatory for second semester BSc in Data Science students and requires basics in programming and mathematics. 
Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to:

  • Apply fundamental definitions and theorems from probability theory and statistics
  • Perform basic computations on random variables and simulate random variables using R
  • Perform basic statistical modelling and inference (estimation and hypothesis testing) using mathematical analysis and in R
  • Analyse sampling distribution of estimators using both mathematical tools and simulation (bootstrapping) with R
  • Present a statistical analysis in a clear way that allows the reader to understand the conclusions and the assumptions they are based on
  • Do basic programming and data manipulation in R
  • Identify statistical problems in a given data analysis
Learning activities

The lectures will introduce the theory and give examples of apply the theory. The weekly exercises will train the students on applying the theory and using R. The problems that the students solve in the weekly exercises will prepare the students for the written exam.

Course literature
Dekking, F.M, Kraaikamp, C., Lopuhaä, H.P., Meester, L.E. (2010), A Modern Introduction to Probability and Statistics - Understanding Why and How, Springer.
Verzani, J. (2014), Using R for Introductory Statistics, Second Edition, CRC Press.

Student Activity Budget
Estimated distribution of learning activities for the typical student
  • Preparation for lectures and exercises: 15%
  • Lectures: 25%
  • Exercises: 25%
  • Assignments: 15%
  • Exam with preparation: 10%
  • Other: 10%
Ordinary exam
Exam type:
A: Written exam on premises, internal (7-trinsskala)
Exam variation:
A22: Written exam on premises with restrictions.
Exam duration:
4 hours
Aids allowed for the exam:
Internet access
  • Restricted access - LearnIT only
Written and printed books and notes
E-books and/or other electronic devices
  • E-books and notes on the computer are allowed.
Specific software and/or programmes
  • Students should bring a computer with the R programming language installed (with packages as specified by the teachers).


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