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MA50258: Applied statistics

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 (CW 50%)
  • Coursework 2 (CW 50%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
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.

Programme availability:

MA50258 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Computer Science


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