Basic Statistics

Module MA2402

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Mathematics.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2011/2

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2012WS 2011/2

Basic Information

MA2402 is a semester module in German language at Bachelor’s level which is offered in summer semester.

Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 45 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The module covers the basic concepts of statistical inference. Besides point estimation techniques like maximum likelihood or method of moment estimation, also different interval estimators are being analysed. After the introduction of the main ideas of hypothesis testing, we derive a number of properties for a range of specific statistical tests. As an example for a statistical model we consider the simple linear regression model. Most of the topics will be illustrated using the statistical programming environment R.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the module students are able to understand the basic statistical concepts, models and methods. Further they are able to perform basic statistical analyses using R.


MA1001 - Analysis 1 MA1002 - Analysis 2 MA1101 - Linear Algebra 1 MA1102 - Linear Algebra 2 MA1401 - Introduction to Probability Theory MA8505 - Lab course: Programming with R

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 2 Statistik: Grundlagen [MA2402] Klüppelberg, C.
Leitung/Koordination: Chong, C.
Dienstag, 10:15–11:45
sowie einzelne oder verschobene Termine
UE 1 Übungen zu Statistik: Grundlagen [MA2402] Chong, C. Klüppelberg, C. Termine in Gruppen

Learning and Teaching Methods

lecture, exercise module, assignments




Casella and Berger (2002). Statistical Inference, Duxbury. Fahrmeir, Künstler, Pigeot, Tutz (2010). Statistik - Der Weg zur Datenanalyse, Springer. Georgii, H.-O. (2007). Stochastik, De Gruyter.(begleitend) Young und Smith (2010). Essentials of Statistical Inference, Cambridge University Press.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The module examination is based on a written exam (60 minutes). Students have to know basic terms and methods of statistics and reflect different parametric distribution models in limited time. They are able to discuss adequately properties of statistical hypothesis testing.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam at the end of the semester.

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