Course: 2019/2020

Statistics

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Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link

Once successfully having studied this subject, the students should be able to:
- Analize problems involving random phenomena
- Define populations for a statistical study
- Build Hypothesis about a distribution
- Estimate and test hypothesis about the paramters of the chosen model
- Evaluate how well does the model fit to reality
- Understand the limitations of the methods that have been studied and the conditions under which they lead to wrong conclusions

Description of contents: programme

BLOCK I: PROBABILITY
1. Introduction to Probability
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Random phenomena
1.3 Definition of probability and properties
1.4 Conditional probability
1.5 Bayes Theorem
2. Random variables
2.1 Definition of random variable
2.2 Discrete random variables
2.3 Continuous random variables
2.4 Characteristic features of a random variable
2.5 Transformations of random variables
2.6 Random vectors
3. Distribution models
3.1 Binomial distribution
3.2 Poisson distribution
3.3 Geometric distribution
3.4 Uniform distribution (continuous)
3.5 Exponential distribution
3.6 Normal distribution (with CLT)
BLOCK II: ESTIMATION AND INFERENCE
4. Parameter estimation
4.1 Introduction and basic concepts
4.2 Sampling distributions
4.3 Maximum Likelihood Estimation
4.4 Properties of Maximum Likelihood Estimators
4.5 Inference based on MLEs
5. Statistical Inference
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Confidence Intervals
5.3 Hypothesis testing
5.4 Particualr tests on a single sample
5.5 Comparison of two populations
BLOCK III: REGRESSION
6. Linear regression
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Simple linear regression
6.3 Multiple linear regression
6.4 Comparison of three or more population means (ANOVA)

Learning activities and methodology

- Lectures: introducing the theoretical concepts and developments with examples, 2.2 ECTS
- Problem solving sessions: 2.2 ECTS
- Computer (practical) sessions: 0.6 ECTS --- 4 SESSIONS
- Evaluation sessions (continuous evaluation and final exam): 1 ECTS

Assessment System

- % end-of-term-examination 60
- % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Basic Bibliography

- Douglas C. Montgomery and George C. Runger. Applied Statistics and Probability for Engineers (3rd ed). Johan Wiley & Sons. 2003
- Navidi, W.. Statistics for Engineers and Scientists. McGraw-Hill. 2006

Additional Bibliography

- Daniel Peña. Regresión y Diseño de Experimentos. Alianza Editorial. 2002
- John D. Enderle, David D. Farden, Daniel J. Krause. Basic Probability Theory for Biomedical Engineers. Morgan & Claypool. 2006
- John D. Enderle, David D. Farden, Daniel J. Krause. Advanced Probability Theory for Biomedical Engineers. Morgan & Claypool. 2006
- Kristina M. Ropella. Introduction to Statistics for Biomedical Engineers. Morgan & Claypool Publishers. 2007

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