This course provides an elementary introduction to the
statistics andprobability and their
applications in running statistical analysis through both manual means and
software, followed by interpretation of analysis results which lead to decision
making in practical case and example. It is intended for undergraduate students in science and
Geoscience.The
course aimed to apply probability theory to gain insight into real, everyday
statistical problems and situations.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this course can be summarized as:

to study
elementary concepts and techniques in probability and statistics;

to formalise knowledge of the theory of probability
and random variables;

to introduce new techniques for carrying out
probability calculations and identifying probability distributions;

to motivate the
use of statistical inference in practical data analysis.

By
the end of this course, it is accepted that student:

Know the concepts andprinciples of basic statistics;

Understand the need for data collection and summarize data
sets into meaningful information;

Execute appropriate statistical procedures and write sound
interpretations for use in practical decision –making.

Students will be responsible for information covered in the assigned readings and materials covered during lectures.

Additional
information and handouts will be provided about each assignment as
necessary. Grades are going to be based on the department policy of the
academic year 2016-2017.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, it is accepted that student:

Know the concepts and principles of basic statistics;

Understand the need for data collection and summarize data sets into meaningful information;

Execute appropriate statistical procedures and write sound interpretations for use in practical decision-making.