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3622230 Introduction to Statistics, 3-5 Cp 
Code 3622230  Validity 01.01.2012 -
Name Introduction to Statistics  Abbreviation TJK 
Credits3-5 Cp  Date of expiry  
TypeBasic Studies Subject0390 Statistics 
ClassStudy Unit  Hours  
Study right   Grading0-5 
Recommended scheduling 
Organisation Computer Science (J,K) 

Learning outcomes 

Become familiar with the data collection methods and its problematics. To study various data description methods. Become familiar with the principles of statistical inference. The 5 credit course provides basics to the 5-credit course “Basics in statistics”. 


Description of a data with sample statistics and graphs. Dependence of two variables are considered via two-way tables and scatter plots.  The course covers also basic of statistical testing, as examples we use t-tests. Basics of probability, random variables and probability distributions are studied on 5 cr course.

Modes of study 

5-credit course: Self-study based on the web-material (109 h), starting lectures (6 h), contact teaching (16 h), lecture exam (4 h).

3-credit course: Self-study based on the web-material (59 h), starting lectures (6 h), contact teaching (12 h), lecture exam (4 h).

Course can be alternatively passed by taking an exam based on the course material in a general examination.

Teaching methods 

Student prepares for the weekly tutorials by (1) reading given material and watching videos at moodle, (2) doing a related weekly exam and (3) starting the weekly exercises. In tutorials there is also possibility to make some questions on weekly topics. The student (4) returns the weekly exercise report to moodle and (5) after the submission deadline, reads the correct answers and self-evaluated his/her own report. Overall, the students need approximately 10 hours per week for the course, in addition to the 2 hour contact sessions

Study materials 

Handout and material in Moodle

Evaluation criteria 

Grade 0-5. The grade is based either (1) on a weighted mean of weekly exercises, weekly exams and written exam or (2) on the written exam only so that the grade is the better one out of these two.


High school short mathematics or corresponding knowledge (especially the course about probability and statistics) or High school long mathematics


Annually in the fall semester. Exams will be arranged throughout the year

Offering data 

Course is open to anyone. No restrictions in the number of participants. The tutorial groups can be selected freely, even though they are named according to the subjects where this course is mandatory.   

Further information 

Teaching language: Finnish


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
No teaching

Future exams
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