Topics covered in the Introducing Statistics programme offered by The Open University UK include: summarising data; examining relationships; randomness and sampling distributions; probability; testing hypotheses; and estimation. Using data from a range of applications, you’ll learn practical statistical techniques and fundamental principles, as well as using software and a calculator to analyse data.
The skills introduced will be ideal if you plan to study more mathematics modules or if you encounter data in another subject or your daily life.
What you will study
This key introductory statistics module is designed for people who have not studied statistics before. It focuses on the application of statistics, adopting the attitude that statistics is about solving problems. The module is data driven. We collect relevant data and we analyse them to answer the problems. The methods that are covered are not specific to one field of application alone, but apply to all areas in which statistics is used.
The text contains many exercises that you should work through to help you learn and to monitor your own progress. Most exercises involve calculations that you will do by hand (or by calculator), but some you will do by computer, using the software package Minitab, which you will be taught to use and which is supplied with the module. You will be encouraged to develop skills in interpreting and communicating your results and this will be assessed in assignment questions.
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You will learn about:
- key ideas in statistics
- statistical vocabulary and notation introduced in the module
- selection and use of statistical techniques for exploring data
- interpretation of results in the context of real life questions
- communication of results
- use of statistical software
- use of relevant ICT tools for learning.
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- 8 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
There is no formal pre-requisite study.
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International1584 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1584 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
National1584 GBP/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1584 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
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