Skip to main content

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Trinity Menu Trinity Search



You are here Undergraduate

Mathematics and Statistics B

Module Code: ECU11022

Module Name: Mathematics and Statistics B

  • ECTS Weighting: 5
  • Semester/Term Taught: Semester 2
  • Contact Hours: 22 hours of lectures and 10 hours of tutorials
  • Lecturers : Lecturers – Professor Alejandra Ramos

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain and apply statistical terminology;
  • Build and interpret summary statistics;
  • Construct confidence intervals;
  • Test hypothesis;
  • Formulate day-to-day problems in statistical terms;
  • Explaining statistical reasoning in clear, concise, and correct English.

Module Learning Aims

In the study of statistics we ask how can we summarize data in a consistent way, so as to draw accurate conclusions that can be used in decision-making. The module is devoted to probability theory and statistical inference. The aim of the module is to guide students so that they:

  • Understand basic statistical concepts;
  • Derive statistical concepts with mathematical rigour;
  • Apply statistics to a range of day-to-day problems;
  • Calculate/compute statistics using excel;
  • Correctly interpret statistics;
  • Understand the limitations of statics.

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: https://connect.mheducation.com/class/aramos_ecu11022

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

ECU11022

Assessment Details

  • Pre-readings: 10% of the overall grade.
  • Homework: 20% of the overall grade.
  • Quizzes: 10% of the overall grade.
  • Term test: 10% of the overall grade.
  • Final exam: 50% of the overall grade.

Module Website

Blackboard