Brief description of aims and content

This module aims to introduce students to a basic foundation of statistics. This is a basic course in statistics created to help students with elementary concepts of data, probability, inferential statistics, descriptive statistics, basic concept of sample surveys, methods of sampling and introducing graphical methods of describing data. The primary objective is to enable professionals to learn and apply the tools to conduct their statistical analyses using available datasets.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the understanding of the fundamentals of statistics
  2. Recognize, describe, and calculate the measures of location and central tendency of data
  3. Demonstrate the understanding of the use of the terminology of probability
  4. Understand and describe sample spaces and events for random experiments with graphs, tables, lists, or tree diagrams. etc.

Learning and teaching Strategy

The teaching strategy will be in form of lectures and group work with hands on learning with technology. Practical examples will be used in all classes with real datasets.  Since the APID would like the learners to absorb useful and applicable information, we highly recommend that you attend all sessions.  Participation in meetings will enhance the learning process and make it valuable and useful to the learners. 

It is expected learners to arrive on time and be fully engaged to get the best experience.  All materials provided should be read before coming to class.  Since each topic builds on the earlier, one should be comfortable with the earlier materials.  Each class will have hands on exercises and all learners are expected to do those. An electronic device is required for the class.