Introduction to Statistics (STAT5002)
UNIT OF STUDY
The aim of the unit is to introduce students to basic statistical concepts and methods for further studies. Particular attention will be paid to the development of methodologies related to statistical data analysis and Data Mining. A number of useful statistical models will be discussed and computer oriented estimation procedures will be developed. Smoothing and nonparametric concepts for the analysis of large data sets will also be discussed. Students will be exposed to the R computing language to handle all relevant computational aspects in the course.
Further unit of study information
Two lectures and one tutorial per week.
2 hour examination (60%), assignments (20%), quizzes (20%)
All of Statistics, Larry Wasserman, Springer (2004)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
Assumed knowledge: HSC Mathematics
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.