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LUBS1630 Introductory Statistics for Business

10 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Professor Barbara Summers
Email: bs@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Pass in GCSE Mathematics at grade B or above.

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS1185Understanding Statistics in the Social Sciences
LUBS1275Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1A
LUBS1285Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1B
LUBS1525Analytical Methods
MATH0365Foundation Probability and Statistics
MATH1712Probability and Statistics II
MATH2735Statistical Modelling

Module replaces

LUBS1675

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The module allows students to consider foundation statistics comprising: - descriptive statistics- frequency distributions and histograms- averages and measures of dispersion- regression and correlation- ANOVA- the nature of probability and probability distributions- sampling theory, estimation and confidence intervals- hypothesis testing.

Objectives

On completion of this module students should be able to:
- appreciate the value of quantitative approach to solving a wide range of business problems;
- recognise limitations of a quantitative approach
- understand and apply basic statistical concepts within business situations
- benefit from modules of their degree programme that require possession of quantitative skills and knowledge.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students should be able to:
- appreciate the value of quantitative approach to solving a wide range of business problems
- recognise limitations of a quantitative approach
- understand and apply basic statistical concepts within business situations
- benefit from modules of their degree programme that require possession of quantitative skills and knowledge.


Syllabus

Foundation statistics comprising:
- descriptive statistics
- frequency distributions and histograms
- averages and measures of dispersion
- regression and correlation
- ANOVA
- the nature of probability and probability distributions
- sampling theory, estimation and confidence intervals
- hypothesis testing.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture112.0022.00
Private study hours78.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Students will be given a mid-term test which will cover the part of the stats material taken up to that time in the module.
- Feedback on this test will be given in the form of solutions.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/06/2021 15:19:58

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