MET 2920 Statistics
This 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.
- Descriptive statistics
- Probability models and probability
- Probability distributions
- Hypothesis testing
- Parametric and non-parametric tests
- Simple linear regression
The course has 54 hours and will consist of lectures, where the curriculum is reviewed, and assignments. Problem solution will be a central part of the lectures, where problems are introduced in class and feedback given when these are reviewed and discussed in class.
For each topic a work program with literature references and problem sets are provided. Students must acquire the material in the reference literature and solve problems.
Software is used in the course. The tool used is Excel or another appropriate software. The students are informed at the start of the course which software will be used. Any software used other than Excel will be free to download and will not require a license.
In course delivery as online courses, lecturer will, in collaboration with the student administration, organize an appropriate course implementation, combining different learning activities and digital elements on the learning platform. Online students are also offered a study guide that will contribute to progression and overview. Total recommended time spent for completing the course also applies here.
For å støtte studentenes læreprosess, arrangerer BI seminargrupper og andre veiledningstilbud ved våre Campuser. Det oppfordres sterkt til at studentene deltar på disse tilbudene for å oppnå faglig mestring.
Deviations in teaching and exams may occur if external conditions or unforeseen events call for this.
No specific prerequisites are required.
Form of assessment:
Internal and external examiner
Examination every semester
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|Examination every semester
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Group work / Assignments
A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.