MODULE “STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS”
By Dr. Dang Quang A and Dr. Bui The Hong Institute of Information Technology Hoang Quoc Viet road, Cau giay, HANOI
Statistics is the science of collecting, organizing and interpreting numerical and non-numericalfacts, which we call data.The collection and study of data is important in the work of many professions, so that training inthe science of statistics is valuable preparation for variety of careers, for example, economistsand financial advisors, businessmen, engineers and farmers.Knowledge of probability and statistical methods also are useful for informatics specialists invarious fields such as data mining, knowledge discovery, neural networks, and fuzzy systemsand so on.Whatever else it may be, statistics is first and foremost a collection of tools used for convertingraw data into information to help decision makers in their work.The science of data - statistics - is the subject of this course.Chapter 1 is an introduction into statistical analysis of data. Chapters 2 and 3 deal withstatistical methods for presenting and describing data. Chapters 4 and 5 introduce the basicconcepts of probability and probability distributions, which are the foundation for our study of statistical inference in later chapters. Sampling and sampling distributions is the subject of Chapter 6. The remaining seven chapters discuss statistical inference - methods for drawingconclusions from properly produced data. Chapter 7 deals with estimating characteristics of apopulation by observing the characteristic of a sample. Chapters 8 to 13 describe some of themost common methods of inference: for drawing conclusions about means, proportions andvariances from one and two samples, about relations in categorical data, regression andcorrelation and analysis of variance. In every chapter we include examples to illustrate theconcepts and methods presented. The use of computer packages such as SPSS andSTATGRAPHICS will be evolved.
This tutorial as an introductory course to statistics is intended mainly for users such asengineers, economists and managers who need to use statistical methods in their work and for students. However, many aspects will be useful for computer trainers.
Understanding statistical reasoningMastering basic statistical methods for analyzing data such as descriptive and inferentialmethodsAbility to use methods of statistics in practice with the help of computer software
High school algebra course (+elements of calculus)Elementary computer skills