Singapore University of Social Sciences

Statistical Methods and Inference (MTH220)

Applications Open: 01 October 2019

Applications Close: 15 December 2019

Next Available Intake: January 2020

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed


Synopsis

MThH20 is a natural continuation of MTH219 and aims to equip students with more in-depth statistical knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems and to make intelligent decisions. Students will be able to apply a wide range of concepts and statistical methods for analysing data, carrying out hypothesis testing, estimation and drawing inferences. Correlation analysis, regression methods, non-parametric techniques and inferential statistics will be introduced.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Sampling distribution
  • Central limit theorem
  • Estimation and inferences
  • Inferential statistics, confidence intervals
  • Hypotheses testing I - Z test/ t test
  • Non parametric statistics
  • Correlation analysis
  • Regression analysis - linear regression model
  • Categorical data analysis

Learning Outcome

  • Calculate statistical parameters from data.
  • Determine the equation of the least squares linear regression line.
  • Comment on the results of hypothesis tests.
  • Apply suitable hypothesis tests, non-parametric tests or goodness-of-fit tests.
  • Compute probability or expected frequency of an event.
  • Use R to perform data analysis.
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