Statistical foundations of data science 808

Module code NEP 808
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

An understanding of multivariate statistics, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. The ability to model data using well-known statistical distributions as well as the ability to handle data that is both continuous and categorical. The ability to perform statistical modelling including multivariate linear regression and adjust for multiple hypotheses. Forecasting, extrapolation, prediction and modelling using statistical methods. Bayesian statistics, an understanding of bootstrapping and Monte Carlo simulation.

Module credits 15.00
NQF Level 09
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Statistics
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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