LOG708 Applied Statistics with SPSS

LOG708 Applied Statistics with SPSS

Course code: 
Course name: 
Applied Statistics with SPSS
Program of study: 
Master of Science in Logistics
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Applied Statistics
Course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Applied Statistics
Level of study: 
2. syklus (master)
Teaching semester: 
2016 Høst
Assessment semester: 
2016 Høst
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Recommended previous knowledge

LOG708 is a mandatory course for certain study programs. Students with sufficient background knowledge in statistics may apply for an exemption. 

Course content

Random variables and probability distributions. Samples and populations, estimation and inference. Confidence intervals. Testing of statistical hypotheses. Significance levels and P - values.
Methods: T – tests, Z – test for proportions, basic regression analysis, nonlinear regression models, simple forecasting. Other statistical methods may also be treated.
SPSS: Managing data, descriptive statistics, performing analyzes, interpreting output.

Learning outcome

After finishing the course, the students should have knowledge and skills enabling them to do simple practical empirical work, using software tools, e.g. SPSS. Specifically, the students should be able to

  • use basic probability distributions for simple modeling and to find probabilities and moments
  • use statistical software (SPSS) to effectively organize and present information extracted from data
  • compute confidence intervals for central population parameters such as means, variances and proportions
  • perform tests of statistical hypotheses regarding central population parameters
  • perform simple and multiple regression analysis with statistical software
  • give practical interpretations and present the results of statistical analyses in nontechnical terms
Working and learning activities

Two hours of lectures per week, two hours of exercises per week


Required reading list is given in fronter at the semester start

Obligatorisk arbeidskravAntall arbeidskravPåkrevde arbeidskravFremmøteKommentar
Oppgave(r) 3 3Not required
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Mandatory coursework:Oppgave(r)
Courseworks given: 3
Courseworks required: 3
Presence:Not required
SkoleeksamenIndividuell4timerBokstavkarakter (A - F)100 Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler + kalkulator som kan inneholde data
Form of assessment:Skoleeksamen
Type of duration:timer
Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
Supported material:
Support material:Alle trykte og skrevne hjelpemidler + kalkulator som kan inneholde data