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811147A Basics of Statistical Data Analysis for Information Processing Science, 4 ECTS cr 
Code 811147A  Validity 01.08.2010 -
Name Basics of Statistical Data Analysis for Information Processing Science  Abbreviation Basics of Stati 
Scope4 ECTS cr   
Type Intermediate Studies Discipline3259 Information Processing Science 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Information Processing Science DP 

Teachers
Name
Jouni Markkula 

Description
ECTS Credits 

4 ECTS credits/108 hours of work.

 
Language of instruction 

Finnish

 
Timing 

The course is held in the spring semester, during period 3. It is recommended to complete the course in the final phase of bachelor studies.

 
Learning outcomes 

 

After completion of the course, the student can identify and describe the basic properties and types of statistical data and is able to apply them in information processing sciences, information systems and software engineering. The student is able to specify metrics and handle statistical variables. She or he is also able to describe, present and analyse descriptive statistical data sets.

 
Contents 

Types of statistical data, data collection methods, measurement and variables, sampling, management of statistical data, descriptive statistics, graphical presentation of data, basics of data analysis.

 
Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

Lectures 20h, exercises 20h, independent work 68h

 
Target group 

 

 
Recommended optional programme components 

-

 
Recommended or required reading 

Lecture slides, given literature and exercise tasks.
Literature:
•    Blaikie, Norman (2003), Analyzing Quantitative Data (section 1-5)
•    Other examples from: Wild & Seber (2000), Chance Encounters; Antony (2008), Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists; George, Rowlands, Proce, Maxey (2005), Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

The course is evaluated based on passed exam and acceptable exercise tasks.

 
Grading 

1-5

 
Person responsible 

Jouni Markkula

 
Working life cooperation 

No

 


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