Courses Catalogue

Statistical Inference I

COURSE CODE: STA 1202
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Statistics
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Systematic discussion of basic concepts of inference

  • Introduction
  • Definition of concepts

Errors

  • Types I
  • Type II errors
  • Confidence levels
  • Tests of significance.
  • Sampling from the normal population

 Estimation and test of hypothesis

  • for the mean and proportion
  • point estimation
  • Interval estimation.
  • One sample and two-sample problems.

Non- parametric tests

  • Sign tests, Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney rank-sum tests.
  • Run tests.
  • Kolmongorov – Smirinov tests.
  • Kruskal – Wallis and Friedman analysis of variance by ranks.
  • Rank correlation methods.

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Field trips
  • Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes