Total Credits: 20
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Single Honours and Joint Honours students from the School of Mathematical Sciences. Not available to students taking G14VOC or G14VFM. Available to JYA / Erasmus students. Available to JYA/Erasmus students.
|Full Year||Assessed by end of Spring Semester|
Prerequisites: For undergraduate students G12SMM is prerequisite; for postgraduate students G14FOS is a co-requisite.
|G12SMM||Statistical Models and Methods|
|G14FOS||Fundamentals of Statistics|
Summary of Content:
This module involves the application of probability and statistics to a variety of practical, open-ended problems, typical of those that statisticians encounter in industry and commerce. Specific projects are tackled through workshops and student-led group activities. The real-life nature of the problems requires students to develop skills in model development and refinement, report writing and teamwork. Students will have an opportunity to apply a variety of statistical methods and knowledge learned in previous modules taken at level 1 and level 2.
Group Project 1 (2 weeks). Development of group/communication skills. Report in the form of poster and brief presentation
Group Project 2 (4 weeks). Development of modelling methodology/prob solving. Formal report and oral presentation.
Group Project 3 (6 weeks). To display originality in the applications of statistical approaches to substantial unseen & open-ended problem. Supported by weekly group meetings.Module Web Links:
Method and Frequency of Class:
|Activity||Number Of Weeks||Number of sessions||Duration of a session|
|Workshop||19 weeks||1 per week||3 hours|
Method of Assessment:
|Project 1||12||Written group report: Poster, 1 page|
|Presentation 1||3||Oral group presentation: 5 minutes|
|Project 2||28||Written group project: 25 pages|
|Project 3||40||Written group report: 50 pages|
|Presentation 2||7||Oral group presentation: 10 minutes|
|Presentation 3||10||Oral group presentation: 15 minutes|
Dr C Brignell
Education Aims: This module provides students with many of the skills that employers seek in graduates: understanding of work-related demands and of real-world problems, flexibility, proficient oral and written communication, and teamwork. The specific aims of the module are:
Learning Outcomes: A student who completes this module successfully should be able to:
Offering School: Mathematical Sciences
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