Teacher: Sirkka-Liisa Varvio
Scope: 5-10 cr, this means that a student can take either 5 cr or 10 cr
Type and prerequisites: Intermediate / advanced studies in statistics. For other students: background from at least basic probability calculus and statistical inference courses needed.
Teaching: The course consists of lectures, discussions, tutorials during computer sessions, assignments initiated during the sessions and completed during student´s own, additional, time. The spirit of the course is learning by doing: data-analysis, exercises by pen-and-paper, simulations and reading scientific papers, rather than listening lectures.
Time schedule: Period III, Thursdays 14-19 in computer class C128, Exactum, Kumpula is a 5 cr module. Each session will start by a (~2 hours) lecture and/or tutorial for assignments. Another 5 cr module in period IV, time schedule will be negotiated during the III-period.
Passing the course:
- Weekly assignment sets / home-exercise sets. You can perform these so that you form groups of 2-4 students.
- Three assignment sets will be pen-and-paper exercises, including some simulations and literature references, getting familiar with scientific articles, one is a data-analysis exercise. There is also to possibility write an essay instead of data-analysis.
- Home-exam will be given 3. March and answer submission (to Moodle) deadline will be 14. March.