TILP2500 Data and measuring (5 cr)
Contents of the course: Data, variables and measurements. Description of data (for one variable and two variables) using statistics of location, variation and dependence. The basics of probability calculation. Theoretical probability distributions.
A student, who passes the course successfully,
- knows the most important statistics for location and variation, and how apply them with respect to the data,
- knows how to describe dependence of discrete and continuous pairs of variables (cross-tabulation and correlation),
- is able to do basic probability calculations,
- knows the probability concepts conditional probability and independence, and
- is familiar with the most important discrete and continuous theoretical distributions and is able to calculate simple probabilities based on these distributions.
Lectures are given in Finnish. Please contact the examiner well before the exam by email to get the chapters that are included in the exam.
The exams for foreign students are based on book Moore & McCabe (& Craig): Introduction to the practice of statistics. Please contact the examiner well before the exam by email to get the chapters that are included in the exam.