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FAH3451 Applied Statistics 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAH3451 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Descriptive statistics; measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion, Probability and probability distributions; the Binomial distribution, the Normal distribution. Statistical inference theories; sampling, estimation and hypothesis testing. 2-analysis. Regression and correlation. Analysis of variance. Non-parametrical methods; Mann-Whitney U-test, sign test, Fischer’s exact test.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give the students an understanding of fundamental principles in statistics and ability to choose the right statistical method for a given situation. After completing the course, the students should be able to independently carry out a statistical project work within their own research area.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The course is open for students from all programs and requests knowledge corresponding to the basic course in mathematics/statistics at KTH (7,5 hp).

Recommended prerequisites

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Johnson. Miller & Freund´s Probability and Statistics for Engineers. Prentice-Hall (2011)

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Homework, 7.5 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

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Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Bertram Steininger (

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Real Estate Economics and Finance