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  • Data Handling and Statistical Analyses ss2010
  • Lecturer: Priv.-Doz. Dr. habil. G. Kirchner
  • e-mail: gkirchner@bfs.de
  • Time: 6./7. + 13./14. September 2010, 9:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m..
  • Location: S-3032 (PEP lecture room)
  • Credits: 2 credit points
  • Final exam:

Lecture content:
1. Statistical Tests
a. Test hypotheses and pitfalls
b. Applications, strategies and interests
c. Tests for the normal distribution, Kolmogorov-Smirnov

2. Parametric Tests
a. Applicability, advantages and limitations
b. Properties of mean values, t-test
c. Properties of variances, chi**2- and F-tests,
d. Analysis-of-Variance tests (ANOVA)
e. Tests of the association between variables, correlation coefficient

3. Nonparametric Tests
a. Applicability, advantages and limitations
b. Tests equivalent to the parametric tests discussed

4. Analysis of Time Series Data
a. time trends and cycles in environmental data
b. tests for time trends

* Hays, W.L.; Winkler, R.L., Statistics: Probability, Inference, and Decision, Vols. I and II, Holt, Reinhart and Winston, New York, 1970
* Sachs, L., Angewandte Statistik, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2002