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TÄHT7023 Statistical methods 6 ECTS
Periods
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
English
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learning outcomes

The student will understand and be able to:
write programs that can be run on real data or self programmed artificial data;
calculate mean, standard deviations, and other statistical parameters;
evaluate when normal distribution is a suitable approximation and when other probability distributions are needed;
understand the meaning and difference between "sigma" and confidence levels;
calculate estimates for the confidence levels of a set of measurements;
compare statistical parameters from different datasets or to model data;
quantify whether a small deviation observed in the data is significant;
plan observations based on statistical requirements for the data;
understand that Pearson's correlation coefficient and linear regression are fully independent measures of the data;
understand that all correlations need not to be linear;
perform a least squares fit to a dataset and critically evaluate when it is asensible thing to do;
evaluate when non-parametric tests are more suitable for analysis of the data;
understand the concepts of time series analysis in evenly spaced and unevenly spaced data;
evaluate the goodness of a random number generator in one's simulations;
understand the conceptual difference and similarities between a direct and an inverse problem;
evaluate when a bayesian analysis method is suitable for problem solving;
make a real attempt for a bayesian analysis solving.

Teachers responsible

Harry Lehto
Hannu Karttunen

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Teaching

8-Sep-2014 – 28-Oct-2014
Lectures 28 h
Mon 8-Sep-2014 - 27-Oct-2014 weekly at 12.00-14.00, XVII
Wed 10-Sep-2014 at 12.00-14.00, XVII
Tue 16-Sep-2014 - 28-Oct-2014 weekly at 14.00-16.00, QA
Exceptions:
14-Oct-2014 at 14.00 –16.00 , XVI
Exercises 12 h
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