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3622111 Basic statistics in English, 5 Cp 
Code 3622111  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Basic statistics in English  Abbreviation BCS 
Credits5 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeMultidisciplinary Studies Subject0390 Statistics 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Computer Science (J,K) 

Learning outcomes 

The student understands the basic ideas of statistical analysis and inference, and is able to use the most simple analysis methods. The students has the basic knowledge to learn more advanced methods of statistics and data science.                     


Basics of probability. Sampling distributions. Introduction to estimation and hypothesis testing. Inference on population mean and proportion. Analysis of two-way tables. Introduction to regression methods (Regression analysis, analysis of variance, logistic regression and mixed-effect models)

Modes of study 


Teaching methods 

Multi-modal teaching. Lectures (2 h), tutorial (16 h)

Study materials 

Moore, McCabe and Craig (2012): Introduction to the practice of statistics, 7th edition. Selected parts of chapters 4-15.                                                                                                        

Evaluation criteria 



Basics of descriptive statistics and sampling. Students without these knowledge should read e.g. the first part of the textbook (Part 1 “Looking at data”, chapters 1-3).


Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.

Present and future teaching
Functions Name Type Cp Teacher Timetable
Register (JOENSUU): Basic statistics in English  Multi-modal teaching  Julian Lin  14.10.19 -07.02.20
Register (KUOPIO): Basic statistics in English  Multi-modal teaching  Julian Lin  15.10.19 -07.02.20

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