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806118P Introduction to Statistics, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 806118P  Validity 01.06.2015 -
Name Introduction to Statistics  Abbreviation Introduction to 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline3266 Statistics 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Mathematics 

Jari Päkkilä 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits

Language of instruction 



3rd 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
- interpret output of a statistical software.


- collecting data, e.g. sampling
- variables and measuring
- descriptive statistical methods and their selection
- margin of error of estimator for population mean and proportion
- statistical literacy
- basic analysis of data using statistical software

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

Total 50 h face-to-face teaching including lectures and exercise (partly computer exercises). Independent work 83 h.

Target group 

Minor students

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 possible homework.


Fail, 1-5

Person responsible 

Hanna Heikkinen and Jari Päkkilä

Working life cooperation 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun Introduction to Statistics  Course  Jari Päkkilä  10.01.22 -04.03.22

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