Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
TÄHT7023 Statistical methods 4 ECTS
Organised by
Person in charge
Harry Lehto
Preceding studies
Good familiarity with a higher level programming language, such as FORTRAN90/95, FORTRAN77, C++, C, Pascal, JAVA, Mathematica. Kurssin suorittamista pelkästään taulukkolaskenta ohjelmilla (EXCEL, Open Office) ei suositella.

Learning outcomes

Introduction to statistical methods for data analysis and interpretation used in astronomy and physics.


Measurements and their handling, probability distributions, error estimation, tests, correlation coefficients, variance analysis, least squares methods, time series, deconvolution, noise generators, bayesian methods.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English
Written exam and Exercise(s)

Minimum 25% of exercises and final exam.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
5. year autumn

Study materials

Handouts (in Finnish).

Supporting material e.g. Press, Flannery, Teukolsky ja Vetterling, Numerical Recipes (FORTRAN) the art of computing (2. ed or more recent).

Other supporting material to English speaking students will be addressed separately at the beginning of the course.

Further information

Not offered 2013-2014.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Advanced Studies in Astronomy (Obligatory courses) (Programme of Physical Sciences)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
Finnish Study Modules