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MA50258: Applied statistics

[Page last updated: 23 October 2023]

Academic Year: 2023/24
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
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;

Aims: To provide experience in Statistics, from the planning and design of studies, through practical analysis to the reporting of results.

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

Content: 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.

Course availability:

MA50258 is Compulsory on the following courses:

Department of Computer Science


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