Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis
Full course description
This course is called: "Introduction to Statistical Methods and Data Analysis"! This course is intended to prepare students to deal with solving problems encountered in research projects, decision making based on data, and general life experiences beyond the classroom and university setting. Students will learn statistical concepts and techniques that play a role in summarizing and describing observed variables, as well as generalizing the statistical results to the entire population. In the first part of the course the focus is on descriptive statistics, in which students will learn how to summarize observed data. During the second part of the course the focus is on statistical hypothesis testing. Lastly, students will get acquainted with basic statistical techniques that are used to analyze observed data.
- To provide students with advanced knowledge basic inferential statistics
- A mathematical background of at least the VWO (or equivalent) level.
- This module is a prerequisite for follow-up module VSC2305 Intermediate Statistical Methods and Data Analysis
- Knowledge of basic and advanced inferential statistics is a prerequisite for many Dutch Master programmes