CH0STA-Statistics

Module Provider: Chemistry
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:F
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites: CH0IS Information Systems
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr David Nutt

Email: d.nutt@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
To provide students with an understanding of the basic principles of statistics which will support their learning during a subsequent degree programme.

Aims:
To gain an understanding of the basic principles of statistics. To appreciate how statistics formulae are applied to real data.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of this module students will be able to:
• Demonstrate an understanding of the topics outlined below to a standard equivalent to A-level.
• Be able to answer questions to the same standard on any of the topics outlined below.

Additional outcomes:
Students will also be able to demonstrate sufficient understanding of statistics as a basis for further study as part of their intended degree.

Outline content:
In Statistics, students are introduced to quantitative methods and techniques considered important by many other disciplines. Topics covered incorporate descriptive statistics such as representation of sample data, measures of location, measures of dispersion, and also probability, and regression and correlation. The lectures combine statistical theory with worked examples and there are tutorials in which students solve statistical problems.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The module will be taught through a series of integrated lectures and tutorials. Tutorials allow students to work through examples at their own pace.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 10 10 5
Tutorials 10 10 5
Guided independent study 60 60 30
       
Total hours by term 80.00 80.00 40.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 60
Project output other than dissertation 20
Class test administered by School 20

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:
25 hours of tutorial classes on problems of the type encountered in examinations. Optional surgery (drop-in) sessions.

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:
    1 x 1.5 hours

    Requirements for a pass:
    An overall mark of 40%.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    By examination in August with continuous assessment carried forward if it is to the advantage of the student.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Required text books: • ' Edexcel AS and A Level Modular Mathematics - Statistics 1’ by Pledger, Clegg and Gardner. ISBN-10: 0435519123, ~£17



    Specialist equipment or materials: Scientific Calculator (non-programmable), £10.00


    Last updated: 31 March 2017

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