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STK1005 – Introduction to applied statisics B

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Course content

The course will give an introduction to applied statistics - how numbers and data are organized and understood and how to draw conclusions from them. The subject is intended for students participating in the Masters programme in Pharmacy but is open and suited for other students at the faculty of Mathematics and Natural sciences.

Learning outcome

You will learn important methods to describe and understand data, aquire knowledge of probability distributions and learn to apply different methodes to analyse data statistically. You will learn about estimation, confidence intervals, significance testing and interpretation of P-values. Both parametric and non-parametric methods will be lectured. In addition you will learn about regression-analysis and something about design of experiments.
By the end of the course your will be able to carry out simple statistical analyses and be able to understand and interpret the results.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

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

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • 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 (in Norwegian).

Recommended previous knowledge

Knowledge corresponding to 2MX from secondary school.

Overlapping courses

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


Lectures, exercises and computerlab with guidance.Compulsory assignments have to be handed in and approved to gain access to the final exam. The course is given intensively for a shorter period during the spring semester.


Four hour written final exam that counts fro 100% of the grade.
Letter grading (A-F).

Compulsory assignments have to be handed in and approved to gain access the final exam.

Rules regarding mandatory assignments at the Department of mathematics

Examination support material

Permitted aids at the exam: Approved calculator, textbook and terminology list for STK1000. You are permitted to make handwritten notes in the textbook, but not to add any additional notes and paper.

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.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This subject offers new examination in the beginning of the subsequent term for candidates who withdraw during an ordinary examination or fail an ordinary examination. Deferred examinations for students who due to illness or other valid reason of absence were unable to sit for their final exams will be arranged at the same time. (These valid reasons has to be documented within given deadlines.)

For general information about new and deferred examination, see

More information about examination at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences can be found here

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 subject is regarded equal to STK1000 – Introduction to Applied Statistics when practicing exam regulations.

Facts about this course






Spring 2010

Spring 2009

The course was given on trial basis spring 2009 and spring 2010.


Spring 2010

Spring 2009

Trial-semesters spring 2009 and spring 2010

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