TMA4255 - Applied Statistics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Hypothesis testing. Simple and multiple linear regression. Model choice. Experimental design, including two-level factorial design. Error propagation formula. Analysis of variance. Process control. Contingency tables. Non-parametric methods. Use of statistical computer package.

Learning outcome

1. Knowledge. The student has a good basic understanding of the most popular statistical models and methods that are used in science and technology. This includes testing of hypotheses, linear regression, experimental design, analysis of variance, error propagation, process control, analysis of contingency tables and non-parametric methods. 2. Skills. The student knows how to design an experiment to study a phenomenon of interest. Further, he or she knows how to collect informative data of high quality, and subsequently to analyse the collected data using statistical software. The student knows how to present the results from the statistical analyses to colleagues within his or her field of study, and how to use the results of the statistical analysis to draw conclusions about the phenomenon under study.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and compulsory exercises. The lectures may be given in English. If the course is taught in English, the exam may be given only in English. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project

Further on evaluation

Retake of examination may be given as an oral examination.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIF5066 7.5
ST2202 7.5
TMA4260 7.5 SPRING 2006
TMA4267 5.0 AUTUMN 2008
ST2304 7.5 AUTUMN 2010
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Statistics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C 2024-05-13 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL410 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 7
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 29
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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