Statistics I

Faculteit Campus Fryslân
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode CFB012A05
Vaknaam Statistics I
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Statistics I
Leerdoelen Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand data sampling including sampling techniques, advantages and drawbacks, and generalisability
- Understand the basic characteristics of variables and associated limitations
- Inspect and analyse the data taking into account the variable and data-set characteristics and the research design
- Interpret the results
- Report and reflect on method, data, and results
Omschrijving Practical knowledge of statistics is a fundamental skill for researchers in the all scientific disciplines. The recent growth of Big Data Applications and Data Science only enhances the need for students to have solid theoretical knowledge of statistical analysis to help them understand their own data as well as the analyses performed by others.

The aim of Statistics I is to engage students with the fundamental concepts of statistical analysis and basic tools in statistical analysis using descriptive and univariate analysis, and research data management. Starting with the theoretical background of statistics, students are taught to engage critically with data-set characteristics; samples and populations, sampling strategies, generalisability, and bias. Subsequently, characteristics of the data in the data-set are discussed, dealing with measurement levels, central tendency, dispersion, distributions, and generalisations using the central limit theorem. The final part of the course focuses on univariate statistical techniques: z-score and z-test, t-test and non-parametric alternatives, binomial test, and difference of proportion test.

Throughout the course, students are required to use R for their statistical analysis. A working knowledge of R, with its large developer support and comprehensive library of basic and cutting edge statistical packages, means students will be able to easily transition from basic to more advanced statistical tools. R also provides interfaces from R to Python, and from Python to R, which allows students to easily transfer their knowledge between Statistics I, and Introduction to Programming and Introduction to Data Science. Throughout the course, students will be taught to follow best-practices regarding ‘reproducible research’, in data management and transformation, analysis, and visualisation.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm nog niet bekend
Toetsvorm nog niet bekend
Vaksoort bachelor
Docent(en) N. Giudice , L.R. Zwerwer, MSc.
Entreevoorwaarden Admission to the Bachelor’s degree programme of Global Responsibility & Leadership
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership  (Groep A) 1 semester II a verplicht
BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership  (Groep B) 1 semester II a verplicht