APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
MET 2920 Statistics
Responsible for the course
Department of Economics
According to study plan
Language of instruction
Statistics is a basic statistics course that is included as a mandatory part of the bachelor programs in business administration subjects. The course is conducted in the spring semester.
After completing this course, students will have acquired knowledge of statistical concepts and thinking.
It is a goal that the course will enable students to plan and conduct investigations using the most commonly used statistical methods. Students will be able to interpret the analysis results from for instance reports or computer printouts. After completing the course students should be familiar with the use of computer tools for statistical analysis.
The aim is to develop a critical attitude to the interpretation of statistical results and to be critical of the condition durability. Particular emphasis is placed on applications related to economic issues so that students will be able to use statistics in courses that come later in the programme.
Ubøe, Jan. 2015. Statistikk for økonomifag. 5. utg. Gyldendal
|Descriptive statistics||chapter 1|
|Probability Models and Probability||chapter 2 -4|
Probability Distributions and Estimation
|chapter 5 - 8 except Poisson-distribution, Opsjoner og Lotterimodellen|
|Hypothesis Testing||chapter 9|
|Parametric and Non-parametric Tests||chapter 10 except Wilcoxons test|
|Correlation||chapter 11 to page 258|
Learning process and workload
The course has 54 hours and will consist of lectures, where the curriculum is reviewed, exercises in statistics software, and assignments. Problem solution will be a central part of the joint lectures, where papers are introduced in class and feedback given when these are reviewed and discussed in class. Training / use of Excel will be integrated into teaching.For each week a work program with literature references and tasks will be prepared. Students must acquire the substance in the reference literature and solve problems. Some of the tasks will be discussed in the plenary sessions. In lectures the theory will be discussed by using multiple data sets and related tasks. The final exam will be based on the assumption that the student has worked with these exercises throughout the semester.
Recommended use of hours:
|Participation in class||
|Preparation for lectures/ reading literature||
|Total recommend use of hours||
In course delivery as online courses or evening classes, will lecturer, in collaboration with the Academic Services Network and evening studies, organize an appropriate combination of digital and class room teaching. Online students are also offered a study guide, which will help progression and overview. Total recommended amount of time for completion of the course also applies here.
A 5-hour individual written examination concludes the course.
MET 29201 Written examination accounts for 100% of the grade in the course MET 2920 Statistics, 7,5 ECTS credits
Examination support materials
As from next scheduled course spring 2017, there will be a change of support materials to exam from “All support materials + BI approved exam calculator” to just BI approved exam calculator. The change does not apply for re-sit autumn 2016.
Examination support materials at written examinations are explained under examination information in the student portal @bi. Please note use of calculator and dictionary in the section on support materials (https://at.bi.no/EN/Pages/Exa_Hjelpemidler-til-eksamen.aspx).
A re-sit is held every semester.
Be aware of change in support materials to exam as from spring 2017.