MA20226: Statistics 2A
[Page last updated: 20 April 2021]
Academic Year:  2021/2 
Owning Department/School:  Department of Mathematical Sciences 
Credits:  6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits] 
Notional Study Hours:  120 
Level:  Intermediate (FHEQ level 5) 
Period: 
 Semester 1

Assessment Summary:  CW 25%, EX 75% 
Supplementary Assessment: 
 Likeforlike reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)

Requisites: 
Before taking this module you must take MA10211 AND take MA10212

Description:  Aims: Introduce classical estimation and hypothesistesting principles.
Learning Outcomes: After taking this unit, students should be able to:
* Perform standard estimation procedures and tests on normal data.
* Carry out goodnessoffit tests and analyse contingency tables.
* Use R to calculate estimates, carry out hypothesis tests and compute confidence intervals.
Skills: Numeracy T/F A
Problem Solving T/F A
Computing Skills T/F A
Written and Spoken Communication F (in tutorials).
Content: Point estimation: Maximumlikelihood estimation, including computational aspects; further properties of estimators, including mean square error, efficiency and consistency; robust methods of estimation such as the median and trimmed mean. Confidence intervals.
Hypothesis testing: Size and power of tests; NeymanPearson lemma. Onesided and twosided tests.
Distributions related to the normal: t, chisquare and F distributions.
Interference for normal data: Tests and confidence intervals for normal means and variances, onesample problems, paired and unpaired twosample problems. Contingency tables and goodnessoffit tests.
Examples of all the above, including case studies in R.

Programme availability: NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2021 
MA20226 is Compulsory on the following programmes:
Department of Mathematical Sciences
 USMAAFB01 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics (Year 2)
 USMAAAB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
 USMAAKB02 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics and Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 2)
 USMAAFB05 : BSc(Hons) Statistics (Year 2)
 USMAAAB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
 USMAAKB06 : BSc(Hons) Statistics with Year long work placement (Year 2)
MA20226 is Optional on the following programmes:
Department of Economics
 UHESAFB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics (Year 2)
 UHESAFB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics (Year 3)
 UHESAAB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
 UHESAAB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 UHESAKB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 2)
 UHESAKB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 UHESACB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 2)
 UHESACB04 : BSc(Hons) Economics and Mathematics with Combined Placement and Study Abroad (Year 4)
Department of Mathematical Sciences
 USMAAFB15 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences (Year 2)
 USMAAFB15 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences (Year 3)
 USMAAAB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 2)
 USMAAAB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 2)
 USMAAKB16 : BSc(Hons) Mathematical Sciences with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFB13 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics (Year 2)
 USMAAFB13 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
 USMAAAB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
 USMAAAB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 4)
 USMAAKB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 2)
 USMAAKB14 : BSc(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)
 USMAAFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 2)
 USMAAFM14 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics (Year 3)
 USMAAAM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Study year abroad (Year 2)
 USMAAKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 2)
 USMAAKM15 : MMath(Hons) Mathematics with Year long work placement (Year 4)

Notes:  This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2021/22 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2022/23 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2021/22.
 Programmes and units are subject to change in accordance with normal University procedures.
 Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any prerequisite rules.
 Find out more about these and other important University terms and conditions here.
