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# 406-0603-AAL  Stochastics (Probability and Statistics)

 Semester Spring Semester 2018 Lecturers M. Kalisch Periodicity every semester recurring course Language of instruction English Comment Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.

 Abstract Introduction to basic methods and fundamental concepts of statistics andprobability theory for non-mathematicians. The concepts are presented onthe basis of some descriptive examples. The course will be based on thebook "Statistics for research" by S. Dowdy et.al. and on thebook "Introductory Statistics with R" by P. Dalgaard. Objective The objective of this course is to build a solid fundament in probabilityand statistics. The student should understand some fundamental concepts andbe able to apply these concepts to applications in the realworld. Furthermore, the student should have a basic knowledge of thestatistical programming language "R". The main topics of the course are:- Introduction to probability- Common distributions- Binomialtest- z-Test, t-Test- Regression Content From "Statistics for research":Ch 1: The Role of StatisticsCh 2: Populations, Samples, and Probability DistributionsCh 3: Binomial DistributionsCh 6: Sampling Distribution of AveragesCh 7: Normal DistributionsCh 8: Student's t DistributionCh 9: Distributions of Two Variables [Regression]From "Introductory Statistics with R":Ch 1: BasicsCh 2: Probability and distributionsCh 3: Descriptive statistics and tablesCh 4: One- and two-sample testsCh 5: Regression and correlation Literature "Statistics for research" by S. Dowdy et. al. (3rdedition); Print ISBN: 9780471267355; Online ISBN: 9780471477433; DOI:10.1002/0471477435; From within the ETH, this book is freely available online under:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/0471477435"Introductory Statistics with R" by Peter Dalgaard; ISBN978-0-387-79053-4; DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-79054-1From within the ETH, this book is freely available online under:http://www.springerlink.com/content/m17578/