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Distribution Theory I - STA1503

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 5 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Pre-requisite: STA1501 Co-requisite: STA1502 & (MAT1512 or DSC1620 or DSC1520)
Purpose: Qualifying Students will have a solid fundamental introductory knowledge of and skills in statistical theory and have a clear understanding of the nature of mathematical statistics in terms of its objective, namely statistical inference. These competencies include knowledge of different theoretical distributions for populations, using probability theory, to progress to statistical inference in an accurate mathematical manner. In this process, distribution theory models will be applied in specific discrete and continuous random variables. This module will support further studies and applications in the sector of statistical theory in the field Statistics, as part of the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Commerce qualifications. This module will be an illustration of Mathematical Statistics as a theory of information to contribute to the development of communities and of research in Southern Africa, Africa or globally, utilizing mathematics extensively, but only as a tool.