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STAT6010 - Intro. to Probability & Stats

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Title:Intro. to Probability & Stats
Long Title:Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Module Code:STAT6010
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Statistics
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2014/15 ( September 2014 )
Module Delivered in 8 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: David Goulding
Module Author: MARETTA BRENNAN
Module Description: This module provides an introduction to both probability models and statistical procedures for technology.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Graphically display and numerically summarise data using methods of descriptive statistics.
LO2 Apply the rules of probability and use probability models for data analysis.
LO3 Use mathematical and statistical techniques for fitting curves to data.
LO4 Analyse statistical output from a statistical package.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Descriptive statistics
Collection & presentation of data: frequency distributions, histograms, box plots, stem & leaf plots, ogives. Calculation of summary statistics: measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion.
Probability
Classical, relative frequency and subjective probability. Axiomatic definitions. Laws of probability, conditional probability, mutually exclusive events and addition rules, independent events and multiplication rules. Baye's Theorem. Reliability block diagrams.
Probability Distributions
Random variables. Discrete and continuous distributions. Nature of probability density functions & cumulative density functions. Binomial, Poisson, normal, exponential distributions. Use of tables.
Curve Fitting
Finite differences, Newton-Gregory interpolation formula, correlation, least squares regression including non-linear to linear form, Lagrangian interpolation.
Statistical Packages
Analyse statistical output from a statistical package such as Minitab. Demonstrate software package in class.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Series of in class assessments based on homework 1,2,3 30.0 Every Second Week
Other Open book practical lab exam 4 10.0 Week 12
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Tutorial 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Lab Statistical or spreadsheet package lab 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Class Notes & Exercise Sheets 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Formal 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial Tutorial 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Lab Statistical or spreadsheet package lab 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Class Notes & Exercise Sheets 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 8.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Montgomery, D.C. & Runger G.C. 2014, Applied Statistics & Probability for Engineers, 6 Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 978-1-118-74412-3]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Richard A. Johnson 2011, Applied Probability and Statistics for Engineers, 8 Ed., Prentice Hall Boston [ISBN: 978-0-32-1640772]
  • Sheldon M. Ross 2009, Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers and Scientists, 4 Ed., Academic Press [ISBN: 978-0-12-370483-2]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Software: Minitab, Excel
 

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