STK9900 – Statistical Methods and Applications

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Exams after the reopening

As a general rule, exams will be conducted without physical attendance in the autumn of 2021, even after the reopening. See the semester page for information about the form of examination in your course. See also more information about examination at the MN Faculty in 2021.

Course content

The course provides insight on how to formulate a problem into statistical language, how to build a statistical model, how to analyse data and how to validate results. Regession methods (that is emperical determination of relations between variables) and other multivariable statistical techniques are central. In particular linear regression, analysis of variance, design of experiments, logistic regression, survival analysis and simple time-series analysis is treated.

Learning outcome

The students will become familiar with many important topics in applied statistics. Teaching will be computer assisted and related to examples. Mathematics is kept at a minimum, while it is expected that the students have a basic knowledge of statistics at the level of STK1000 – Introduction to Applied Statistics. Use of a software package is integraded into the course. The course is in particular directed towards master and phd students who need knowledge of statistics beyond an introductory course for their thesis work. The students are required to actively take part in practical exercises.

Admission to the course

PhD candidates from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Overlapping courses


Teaching will be given intensively over two separate weeks. In these two weeks there will be teaching 09.15-16.00 every day.

The course may be taught in Norwegian if the lecturer and all students at the first lecture agree to it.


Final written exam or final oral exam, which counts 100 % towards the final grade.

The form of examination will be announced by the lecturer by 15 October/15 March for the autumn semester and the spring semester respectively.

This course has 2 mandatory assignments that must be approved before you can sit the final exam.

Lectures, exercises and the compulsory assignment are given jointly for STK4900 and STK9900, but the exam questions are not the same for the two courses.

Examination support material

Written examination: All printed and hand-written resources and approved calculators are allowed. Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only).

Oral examination: No examination support material is allowed.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

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

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Nov. 27, 2021 6:40:19 AM

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