2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
MATH0365 Foundation Probability and Statistics
10 creditsClass Size: 80
Module manager: Dr Margit Messmer
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
Pre-requisite qualificationsGCSE Mathematics or equivalent. This module is not available to students who have a Maths A-level (or equivalent)
This module is mutually exclusive with
|LUBS1275||Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1A|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module covers basic concepts in statistics and probability which have applications in Business and Economics.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should be able to:
(a) process data to produce histograms etc and determine means, medians and standard deviation for discrete, continuous, grouped, ungrouped data;
(b) calculate probabilities, in particular in connection with the binomial distribution;
(c) use the standard normal curve (i) to approximate to binomial probabilities and (ii) to obtain confidence intervals.
- Data summary: Histograms
- Stem-and-leaf diagrams
- Box plots
- Measures of location
- Measures of dispersion
- Probability: Sample space
- Exclusive and complementary events
- Conditional probability
- Independent events
- Discrete random variables: Probability function and cumulative distribution function
- Expectation and variance
- Binomial and Poisson distributions
- Normal distribution: Reduction to standard form
- Use of tables.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||67.00|
|Total Contact hours||33.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyStudying and revising of course material.
Completing of assignments and assessments.
Example classes will be covered in the lectures.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackRegular problem solving assignments
!!! In order to pass the module, students must pass the examination. !!!
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||15.00|
There is no resit available for the coursework component of this module. If the module is failed, the coursework mark will be carried forward and added to the resit exam mark with the same weighting as listed above.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Open Book exam||2 hr 00 mins||85.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||85.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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