Introduction to Statistics (MAY431)

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School of Science

Academic Unit

Department of Mathematics

Level of Studies


Course Code


Semester 4
Course Title

Introduction to Statistics

Independent Teaching Activities

Lectures (Weekly Teaching Hours: 4, Credits: 7.5)

Course Type

General Background

Prerequisite Courses -
Language of Instruction and Examinations


Is the Course Offered to Erasmus Students

Yes (in English, reading Course)

Course Website (URL) See eCourse, the Learning Management System maintained by the University of Ioannina.

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course student should be able to:

  • Understand the meaning of the population and the random sample.
  • Present summary quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Estimate unknown population parameters.
  • Carry out basic statistical hypothesis, and finally,
  • Be able to simply adapt linear regression models and conduct one way analysis of variance.
General Competences
  • Working independently
  • Decision-making
  • Production of free, creative and inductive thinking
  • Criticism and self-criticism


Descriptive Statistics. Population, Samples & Random Samples. Frequencies, Histograms & Frequencies Statistics. Statistics & Sampling Distributions. χ2, t & F Distributions. Sampling from Normal Populations. Statistical Inference: Parameter Estimation & Tests of Hypotheses. Simple Linear Regression. One-Way & Two-Way Analysis of Variance.

Teaching and Learning Methods - Evaluation


Classroom (face-to-face)

Use of Information and Communications Technology -
Teaching Methods
Activity Semester Workload
Lectures (13 X 4) 52
Working independently 104
Exercises-Homeworks 31.5
Course total 187.5
Student Performance Evaluation

Final written exam in Greek (in case of Erasmus students in English).

Attached Bibliography

See the official Eudoxus site or the local repository of Eudoxus lists per academic year, which is maintained by the Department of Mathematics. Books and other resources, not provided by Eudoxus:

  • Mendenhall, W., Scheaffer, R. L. and Wackerly, D. D.(1981). Mathematical Statistics with Applications. 2d ed. ISBN: 0-534-98019-8. Duxbury Press. Boston