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MA50258: Applied statistics

[Page last updated: 16 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 (CW 50%)
  • Coursework 2 (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take XX50215
While taking this module you must take MA50259 AND take MA50260
Description: Aims:
To provide experience in Statistics, from the planning and design of studies, through practical analysis to the reporting of results.

Learning Outcomes:

* Interact with clients to understand the appropriate application of statistical methods to solve practical problems;
* Grasp the "tricks of the trade" in the statistical analysis of data;
* Write and present critical and informative reports of statistical analyses;
* Apply the theory of GLMMs and study design to real data;

Problem solving (T, F, A), computing (T, F, A), written communication (F, A)

Application of generalised linear mixed models in practical situations. Formulating statistical problems. Choosing an appropriate method of analysis, model-building, verification of assumptions. Working with real-life data. Presentation of results in an appropriate format.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MA50258 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science


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