COURSE SYLLABUS
Course Syllabus for students Autumn 2020
 Course Code: FSFG13 Confirmed by: Council for Undergraduate and Masters Education Nov 19, 2019 Revised by: Council for Undergraduate and Masters Education May 7, 2020 Valid From: Aug 17, 2020 Version: 4
 Education Cycle: First-cycle level Disciplinary domain: Technology Subject group: ST1 Specialised in: G1N Main field of study: Statistics

## Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

On completion of the course the student will be able to:

### Knowledge and understanding

1. Discuss the role of centrality measures vs measures of spread
2. State the difference between point estimates and interval estimates
3. Explain the concept of randomness
4. Explain the duality between hypothesis tests and confidence intervals
5. Discuss the meaning- and use of the central limit theorem

### Skills and abilities

6. Present and summarize data graphically
7. Calculate elementary probabilities
8. Test statistical hypotheses concerning measures of centrality

### Judgement and approach

9. Assess the general usefulness/weaknesses of the statistical analyses treated in the course

## Contents

Some major topics covered in this course are:
• Descriptive statistics,
• Probability,
• Random variables,
• The normal distribution,
• Sampling and sampling distributions,
• Confidence intervals,
• Hypothesis testing.
Analysis of variance or contingency table analysis may also be covered.

Connection to Research and Practice
This course covers essential statistical topics necessary to understand any research reports and/or articles. The students learn to compile, calculate summary measures, and present different types of data. The aim is also to provide the ability to make simpler probability calculations and, based on statistical assessments draw conclusions about unknown characteristics of different types of populations. The lectures and exercises provided involves many practical examples, and the computer assignment consists of applying the skills and abilities learned throughout the course to real-world data; presenting and evaluating different types of data and to infer properties of populations parameters, e.g., testing hypotheses and deriving estimates.

## Type of instruction

Lectures and computer labs.

The teaching is conducted in English.

## Prerequisites

General entry requirements and English B, Mathematics C and Civics A (Field-specific entry requirements 4)and required grade Passed.
Exemption from the requirement of having Swedish course B is given.

The course is graded A, B, C, D, E, FX or F.

Individual written exam (ILO 1-9) representing 6 credits.
Group written assignment (ILO 1-9) Pass/Fail, representing 1.5 credits.

Registration of examination:
Individual written exam16 creditsA/B/C/D/E/FX/F
Group written assignment11.5 creditsU/G
1 All parts of compulsory examination in the course must be passed with a passing grade (A-E or U/G) before a final grade can be set. The final grade of the course is determined by the sum total of points for all parts of examination in the course (0-100 points). Grade is set in accordance to JIBS grading policy.

## Course evaluation

It is the responsibility of the examiner to ensure that each course is evaluated. At the outset of the course, evaluators must be identified (elected) among the students. The course evaluation is carried out continuously as well as at the end of the course. On the completion of the course the course evaluators and course examiner discuss the course evaluation and possible improvements. A summary report is created and archived. The reports are followed up by program directors and discussed in program groups and with relevant others (depending on issue e.g. Associate Dean of Education, Associate Dean of faculty, Director of PhD Candidates, Dean and Director of Studies). The next time the course runs, students should be informed of any measures taken to improve the course based on the previous course evaluation.