Course syllabus

# Grundläggande statistik Basic Statistics

## VTVA30, 5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2014/15
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2014-04-03

## General Information

Compulsory for: IBYA2, IBYI2, IBYV2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish

## Aim

The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge of statistics and tools for formulating and analysing problems in the areas of traffic and construction.

## Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

• Have knowledge of a number of basic distributions within the areas of traffic and construction
• Be able to describe what it means to falsify, or not being able to falsify, a hypotheses

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

• From a problem description be able to structure the problem, construct relevant hypotheses and test them
• Be able to implement basic regression models
• Be able to use Excel for compiling, describe and analyse data

## Contents

The course aims at giving an introduction to probabilities and mathematical statistics with a special focus on the areas of traffic and construction. The curricula contains, among other things, the following:

• Introduction to the theory of science. What is knowledge? How do we know what we know, and what we don’t know and how probable is it?
• Structuring of problems and formulation of hypotheses, the art of formulating a problem. Systematic vs. Stochastic variation. Correlation vs. causality. Significance.
• Different types of distributions in the areas of traffic and construction: Discreet, Normal, Chi2.
• Selection.

· Descriptive statistics and tools for analysis: frequency tables, diagrams, point estimates, disoersion, t-test, basic regression models.

Within this course we primarily use Microsoft Excel as a tool for compiling, analysing and presenting data.

## Examination details

Assessment: Written exam and minicases.

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FMS601

• Lantz, B: Grundläggande statistisk analys, 2:a uppl. Studentlitteratur, 2013, ISBN: 9789144094687.
• Handouts.

## Contact and other information

Examinator: Anders Wretstrand, anders.wretstrand@tft.lth.se
Course coordinator: Lena Hiselius, lena.hiselius@tft.lth.se
Teacher: Zsuzsanna Olofsson, zsuzsanna.olofsson@tft.lth.se
Course homepage: http://www.tft.lth.se/utbildning/grundutbildning/