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806116P Statistics for Economic Sciences, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 806116P  Validity 01.06.2014 -
Name Statistics for Economic Sciences  Abbreviation Statistics for 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline3266 Statistics 
TypeCourse   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
 
   
Unit Field of Mathematics 

Teachers
Name
Hanna Heikkinen 

Description
ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits

 
Language of instruction 

Finnish

 
Timing 

1st period.

 
Learning outcomes 

After completing the course, student will be able to:
- consider issues influencing to data collection
- describe data by appropriate methods: tables, statistics and graphical presentations
- evaluate the effect size of the sample to the margin of error for instance in Gallup polls and in different market researches
- analyze continuous and categorical response in the simple experimental and observational studies
- interpret output of a statistical software.

 
Contents 

- collecting data, e.g. sampling
- variables and measuring
- descriptive statistical methods and their selection
- the most important probability distributions
- margin of error of estimator for population mean and proportion
- statistical inference of the population proportion and the mean of a continuous variable 
- statistical literacy
- basic analysis of data using statistical software

 
Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

 
Learning activities and teaching methods 

Total 53 h face-to-face teaching including lectures and exercise (partly computer exercises). Independent work 80 h.

 
Target group 

Students in Oulu Business School.

 
Prerequisites and co-requisites 

-

 
Recommended optional programme components 

After the course, student is able to continue to A Second Course in Statistics.

 
Recommended or required reading 

Lecture notes

 
Assessment methods and criteria 

Mid-term exams and/or final exam and compulsory participation in computer exercises.

 
Grading 

Fail, 1-5

 
Person responsible 

Hanna Heikkinen

 
Working life cooperation 

No

 


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration Statistics for Economic Sciences  Course  Hanna Heikkinen  06.09.21 -22.10.21

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