Statistics 1: survey methods 7.5 credits

Statistik 1: undersökningsmetodik
First cycle, S0004M
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Mats Näsström 10 Jun 2014

Last revised
by Niklas Lehto 12 Nov 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language + Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics 2a/2b/2c, Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 (specifik entry A5). Or: Swedish upper secondary school courses Mathematics B, Social Studies A (specifik entry 5)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
After completing the course the student is expected to:
• describe the basic steps of a statistical study;
• identify probability distributions and calculate probabilities for the situations covered in the course, among other things, the normal distribution;
• describe and analyze the relationship between two or more variables, i.e., by correlation, simple linear regression and multiple linear regression;
• collect, compile, process and present data of different types;
• search the sources of official statistics;
• present orally and in writing the results of completed surveys;
• critically examine a statistical work;
• use a statistical software for processing, analyzing and presentation of materials.

The course consists of the following components:
• Descriptive statistics: methods to describe different kinds of variables, graphical and numerical methods.
• Probability distributions: normal distribution etc.
• Use of sources for publicly available data.
• Indices.
• Data production: sampling and experiment.

The course is based upon the following components
. Tutorials where students work with suggested exercises.Computer assignments, usually done by pairs of students.
. Quizzes: answering exercises organized in sets on the course web.
. Individual assignments.
. Seminars for discussion of larger projects, usually based on students\' own data
collection and done by groups of four or five students.
. Lectures, often given after a certain part has been covered in tutorials.

. Final exam at the end of the course.
. Completion of compulsory assignments.
. Attendance at certain course sessions.

The course includes group work to be presented orally and/or in writing. For this to work requires active participation from the students throughout the course.

Adam Jonsson

Transition terms
The course S0004M is equal to S0006M

Literature. Valid from Spring 2015 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Introduction to the Practice of Statistics; Moore, Mc Cabe & Craig. WH Freeman

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Written ExamU G VG *3.00MandatoryS15
0002Webbased quizzesU G#1.50MandatoryS15
0003Compulsory assignmentsU G#3.00MandatoryS15

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.