Introduction to Statistics (L1025)
15 credits, Level 4
You study the statistical techniques used in economics, and computer-based applications.
You study topics including:
- summarising and plotting data
- basic probability theory
- hypothesis testing
- correlation analysis
- bivariate and multiple regression analysis.
You learn how to use EXCEL,which you will use for your assessed module work.
30%: Coursework (Test)
70%: Examination (Computer-based examination)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Banking and Digital Finance (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Banking and Digital Finance BSc
- Economics (with a professional placement year) BA
- Economics (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Economics BA
- Economics BSc
- Economics and Finance BSc
- Economics and International Development BA
- Economics and International Relations BA
- Economics and Management Studies BSc
- Economics and Politics BA
- Finance and Business (with a professional placement year) BSc
- Finance and Business BSc
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) BA