Academic Year 2019/20 - Term 2
MATH20802 - Statistical Methods
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1) What material is examinable?
Generally, all content presented in the lectures and in the tutorials are
examinable, except noted otherwise.
Q2) What is the best way to prepare for the exam?
The best strategy is to revisit all the lectures by studying the lecture
notes and revisiting the material from the example classes and the R
sessions. In addition, it is highly recommend to also consult a textbook
(several of which are suggested on the course web page).
Q3) What is the format of the exam?
It will be a written test of length 2 hours, counting 80%.
Q4) What is the format of the online mid-term exam?
The in-class test is an online assessment on Blackboard and will take place
in week 7 (worth 20%). See also the Section "In-class test and exam" at
http://strimmerlab.org/courses/2018-19/MATH20802/index.html
Q5) Will the in-class test require using R and what format is it?
The in-class test in week 7 is an online test on Blackboard.
The examinable material includes everything taught until Week 6.
The test does not require R.
Q6) Do we get a mock exam?
No, there will not be a mock exam, but the exam of last year will be made
available on Blackboard.
Q7) When is the material for the weekly tutorials and computer labs released?
The example sheets / instructions and corresponding solutions are
released on Friday, 1pm.
Q8) Is there a formula sheet provided during the midterm and the final exam?
No, both the in-class test and the final exam will closed book and you will
not get a formula sheet. However, note that all necessary details about
distributions will be given as part of the question so you do not need to
memorise the probability mass/density functions.