<div><p>You'll have access to a module website, which includes:</p><ul><li>a week-by-week study planner</li><li>course-specific module materials</li><li>audio and video content</li><li>assessment details, instructions and guidance</li><li>online tutorial access</li><li>access to student and tutor group forums.</li></ul><p>You'll be provided with printed books covering the content of the module, including explanations, examples and activities to aid your understanding of the concepts and associated skills and techniques. You'll also receive a printed module handbook.</p></div>
<div><p>Calculator with basic mathematical functions (exp, log, etc.), but not necessarily with statistical functions.</p><p>A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities. Functionality may be limited on mobile devices.</p><p>Any additional software will be provided, or is generally freely available. However, some activities may have more specific requirements. For this reason, you will need to be able to install and run additional software on a device that meets the requirements below.</p><p>A desktop or laptop computer with either an up-to-date version of Windows or macOS.</p><p>The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.</p><p>To join in the spoken conversation in our online rooms we recommend a headset (headphones or earphones with an integrated microphone).</p><p>Our<a>Skills for OU study</a>website has further information including computing skills for study, computer security, acquiring a computer and Microsoft software offers for students.</p></div>
The Open University is the worlds leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.
Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether youre at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you'll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.
Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
<div><p>This online module provides you with the mathematical underpinning for statistical methods in general and ? in particular ? for other OU statistics modules. You will gain a thorough grounding in mathematical statistics, together with generic skills. You will study distribution theory, leading on to the theory of statistical inference developed under both classical and Bayesian approaches. In the classical case, you will focus on maximum likelihood estimation. You'll also explore the development of these ideas in the context of linear modelling (regression and extensions). To study this module, you should have a sound knowledge of basic statistical ideas and competence in calculus, algebra and matrices, as provided by the appropriate OU level 1 and 2 study.</p></div>