Courses Catalogue

Non Parametric Statistics

COURSE CODE: STA 2201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Statistics
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Economics and Management
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Non-parametric statistics is part of inferential statistics that is divided into the following eight major topics: sign tests, signed rank tests, rank-sum tests, and Friedman analysis of variance by ranks, runs tests, rank correlation methods, Chi-square tests and Kolmogrov –Smirnov test. The estimation and hypothesis testing for non-normal populations.

Course Objectives
By the end of this course students should be able

  • Distinguish between parametric and non-parametric methods.
  • Carry out different tests of hypothesis using different non- parametric methods.
  • Choose appropriate methods and tests/statistics for given problem.
  • Produce and interpret statistics and graphs, using nonparametric density estimation and non-parametric function estimation techniques.
  • Present and communicate, both orally and in written-form, the results of statistical analyses of nonparametric data.