LOG708 Applied Statistics

LOG708 Applied Statistics

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Course name: 
Applied Statistics
Program of study: 
Master of Science in Logistics
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Applied Statistics
Course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Applied Statistics
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Teaching semester: 
2021 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2020 Autumn
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Recommended previous knowledge

A standard bachelor's level course in statistics is a highly recommended prerequisite. An intensive introduction (or fresh-up) course will be offered at the start of the semester.  

Course content

Descriptive Statistics. 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, dummy variables in regression, nonlinear regression models, simple forecasting. Other statistical methods may also be discussed.
Gaining familiarity with a statistical package (e.g. Stata, SPSS or R) will be a central part of the course. 

Learning outcome

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

  • use basic probability distributions for simple modeling and to find probabilities and moments
  • use statistical software 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.(Optional)

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School assessmentIndividual4hoursLetter (A - F)100 All printed and written supporting material + calculator that may contain data
Form of assessment:School assessment
Type of duration:hours
Grading scale:Letter (A - F)
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Support material:All printed and written supporting material + calculator that may contain data