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Mathematics and Statistics A

Module Code: ECU11021 (old code EC1130)

Module Name: Mathematics and Statistics A

  • ECTS Weighting: 5
  • Semester/Term Taught: Semester 1
  • Contact Hours: 22 hours of lectures and 10 hours of tutorials
  • Lecturers : Lecturer – Dr Jan Luca Hennig

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain and apply statistical terminology;
  • Formulate simple problems in the language and abstractions of statistics;
  • Solve simple problems related to the topics in the module;
  • Abstraction from concrete problems to generic concepts;
  • Explaining statistical reasoning in clear, concise, and correct English.

Module Learning Aims

In the study of statistics we ask the following question: how can we summarize data in a consistent way, so as to draw conclusions from them that can be used in decision-making. Many statistical methods use a particular field of mathematics called Probability Theory, which will be studied in some detail. In addition, statistics uses the same form of logical rigor as mathematics.

Module Content

Statistics topics discussed during the Michaelmas term are:

  • Graphical and numerical data description;
  • Probability theory;
  • Discrete and continuous random variables;
  • Sampling;
  • Confidence intervals;
  • Hypothesis testing.

Recommended Texts

Jaggia and Kelly Business Statistics: Communicating with Numbers McGraw Hill, 3rd Edition.

This textbook comes with the McGraw Hill Connect online resource which will be used throughout the module for all continuous assessments.   To purchase the online resource visit:

Please register using your tcd email address. If you would like to purchase a physical textbook in addition to the online resource, please use the above link and source the book at your preferred bookshop.

Module Co-Requisite


Assessment Details

  • Pre-readings: 10% of the overall grade.
  • Homework: 10% of the overall grade.
  • Quizzes: 10% of the overall grade.
  • Term test: 10% of the overall grade.
  • Final exam: 60% of the overall grade.

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