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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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TILTP2 Basics of Statistical Methods I 9 ECTS
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Preceding studies

General description

A compulsory basic studies course for major subject students.

Learning outcomes

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An introduction to the elements of probability calculus and the most important probability distributions. The emphasis is, however, on learning the basic concepts of statistical inference. The students are familiarised with sample distributions and their use in statistical inference. The course introduces estimation and some significance tests.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 42 h 0 h
Tutorials 20 h 4 h

Teaching language


Modes of study


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

1. year 2.-3. period

Study materials

  1. Agresti, A., Finlay, B., Statistical methods for the social sciences, 3rd ed. Prentice Hall 1997.
  2. Clarke, G. M., Cooke, D., A basic course in statistics, 5th ed. Arnold 2005.
  3. Grönroos, M., Johdatus tilastotieteeseen - Kuvailu, mallit ja päättely. Finn Lectura 2004.
  4. Heikkilä, T., Tilastollinen tutkimus, 4. painos. Edita 2002.
  5. Helenius, H., Tilastollisten menetelmien perustiedot. Statcon Oy 1995.
  6. Karjalainen, L., Tilastomatematiikka, 8. painos. Pii-kirjat 2004.
  7. Leppälä, R., Ohjeita tilastollisen tutkimuksen toteuttamiseksi SPSS for Windows -ohjelmiston avulla. Tampereen yliopisto, MTF laitos, B53 2004.
  8. Liski, E., Puntanen, S., Tilastotieteen peruskurssi I ja II. Tampereen yliopisto 1988.
  9. Mellin, I., Johdatus tilastotieteeseen, 2. kirja, tilastotieteen jatkokurssi. Helsingin yliopisto 1996.
  10. Moore, D., The basic practice of statistics, 4th ed. Freeman 2007.
  11. Moore, D., McCabe, G., Introduction to the practice of statistics, 5th ed. Freeman 2005.
  12. Newbold, P., Statistics for business and economics. Prentice Hall 2009.

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Compulsory Common Studies (Accounting and Finance)
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