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Statistics I - ECO00012C

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Takashi Yamagata
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22
    • See module specification for other years: 2022-23

Related modules

Pre-requisite modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Spring Term 2021-22 to Summer Term 2021-22

Module aims

Statistics 1 introduces students to some basic ideas and techniques of statistical inference that are routinely used in Economics, Business, and other social sciences. In addition, students are introduced to the use of statistical inference in solving problems. Students will be provided with a foundation for intermediate econometric and statistical modules offered in Stages 2 & 3.

Module learning outcomes

After successful completion of the module students are able to:

  • Describe the concepts of populations, samples and sampling distributions
  • Describe and be able to apply procedures for estimating quantities of interest and testing claims about such quantities
  • Describe the role of correlation and simple regression in analysing the relationship between two variables, and be able to apply these tools and discuss empirical results.


Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam - 24 hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Statistics 1
8 hours 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Online Exam - 24 hrs (Centrally scheduled)
Statistics 1
8 hours 100

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Indicative reading

  • Thijssen, J.J.J. (2013), Foundations of Statistical Inference, made available through the VLE.

As an alternative text students can consult:

  • Miller, I. & Miller, M. (2004). John E. Freunds Mathematical Statistics with Applications. 7th ed. Pearson Prentice-Hall.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.