Mathematical Statistics, 6 credits
Matematisk statistik, 6 högskolepoäng
Course Syllabus for students Spring 2021
Course Code:TMAK17
Confirmed by:Dean Feb 1, 2017
Valid From:Jan 1, 2018
Reg number:JTH 2018/100-313
Education Cycle:First-cycle level
Disciplinary domain:Natural sciences
Subject group:MS1
Specialised in:G1F

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

On completion of the course, the student should

Knowledge and understanding

- display knowledge of the most common methods that is used to numerically and graphically describe a data set

Skills and abilities

- demonstrate ability to perform basic probability calculations involving random variables
- demonstrate ability to compute estimates of relevant statistical parameters from a random sample
- demonstrate ability to perform different types of hypothesis tests and compute the power of such a test in the case of normal distribution assumption

Judgement and approach

- display understanding of the concept of random variability and judge the benefits and risks of using different statistical models


The course includes the following topics:
- Basic probability theory
- Random variables
- Discrete and continuous distributions, especially the normal distribution
- Central limit theorem with applications
- Descriptive statistics
- Point estimates and interval estimates
- Hypothesis testing

Course unit 1, 0,0 credits

Type of instruction

Lectures and seminars.

The teaching is conducted in English.


General entry requirements and completed course Single Variable Calculus, 9 credits or Basic Calculus, 6 credits (or the equivalent).

Examination and grades

The course is graded 5,4,3 or Fail .

Registration of examination:
Name of the TestValueGrading
Examination6 credits5/4/3/U

Course literature


The literature is preliminary until one month before the course starts.

Probability, Statistics and stochastic Processes
Författare: Peter Olofsson, Mikael Andersson
ISBN: 9780470889749

Content updated 2020-08-25