STK1110 - Statistical methods and data analysis 1

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Course content

Basic methods for estimation of parameters in a statistical model (method of moments and maximum likelihood). Interval estimation and hypothesis testing. Methods for analysis of paired and two sample data. Simple linear regression and examples of regression with more than one covariate. Stochastic simulation and statistical analysis by means of computers, including parametric bootstrapping.

Learning outcome

The course provides background for performing simple statistical analysis.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

One of these:

  • Mathematics R1
  • Mathematics (S1+S2)

And and in addition one of these:

  • Mathematics (R1+R2)
  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies. Read more about special admission requirements (in Norwegian).

Recommended previous knowledge

STK1100 - Probability and statistical modelling, MAT1100 - Calculus, MAT1110 - Calculus and linear algebra, MAT-INF1100 - Modelling and computations and INF1100 - Introduction to programming with scientific applications (continued)/INF1000 - Introduction to object-oriented programming (continued).

Overlapping courses

The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the department for more information if necessary.


4 hours of lectures and 1 hour of plenary exercises per week. In addition group exercises/computer lab.

From Autumn 2015: 4 hours of lectures and 2 hours of plenary exercises per week. In addition group exercises/computer lab.


Two compulsory assignments need to be passed within given deadlines to be allowed to take the final exam. Final mark based on written examination at the end of the semester.

Examination support material

Permitted aids at the exam: approved calculator and formula list for STK1100/ STK1110.

Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only)

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Every autumn


Every autumn

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