# 2013/2014  BA-STAT  Statistics

 English Title Statistics

# Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course period First Quarter
NEW Schedule:
Group A: monday 15.20-17.00, week 36-40,43-45
Group B: tuesday 16.15-17.55, week 36-40,43-45
Workshops will be available in Calendar.cbs.dk
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Max. participants 80
Study board
Course coordinator
• Mette Asmild - Department of Finance (FI)
• Statistics and mathematics
Last updated on 26-09-2013
Learning objectives
The basic objective of this course is to familiarize the students with the principles of probability theory and statistics. The student will acquire knowledge about what statistics and probability are and expand their experience base by applying a variety of probability and statistical principles in exercises and case studies. The goal is to enable the students to interprete and understand basic statistical concepts as they apply in business, economics, different types of companies or institutions and industries.

Following the course the students can:
• Identify key theories, models and concepts of probability and statistics.
• Use graphical and numerical methods for exploring and summarizing data on a single categorical or quantitative variable.
• Describe basic probability and how probability helps us understand randomness.
• Choose and justify appropriate descriptive and inferential methods for examining and analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
• Analyze the association between categorical, discrete, and continuous variables, using contingency tables, correlation, regressions, and analysis of variance.
• Communicate the conclusions and interpretations of statistical analysis.
Course prerequisites
None
Examination
 Statistics: Examination form Written sit-in exam Individual or group exam Individual Assignment type Written assignment Duration 4 hours Grading scale 7-step scale Examiner(s) One internal examiner Exam period Autumn Term Aids allowed to bring to the exam Limited aids, see the list below and the exam plan/guidelines for further information: Aids to be decided Make-up exam/re-exam Same examination form as the ordinary exam If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Course content and structure

The course will, through lectures and exercises, cover:

• Descriptive statistics, both numerical and graphical.
• Statistical inference; estimator, confidence intervals and significance tests of hypotheses.
• Analysis of contingency tables.
• Regression analysis; simple, multiple and covariance analysis.
• One-way and two-way analysis of variance.
Teaching methods
Lectures, exercises and computer classes.
Expected literature

Book: Agresti A., C. Franklin (2013): “Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data”, Prentice Hall. Third Edition.
Supplementary notes

Last updated on 26-09-2013