Statistical Methods - Tilastolliset Menetelmät

A 5 ECTS credit course spring 2017

General Information

Lectures Fridays 10.15-12.00
in Physicum, room D114

Weeks 3-9, 11-14, 16-17

Exercise session Thursdays 12.15-14.00
in Physicum, room E206 (period III) and D114 (period IV)

Starting week 5

Lecturer Kenneth Österberg
Physicum, 3rd floor, room B323, reception after lectures
E-mail: kenneth.osterberg(at)

Exercises Fredrik Oljemark
Physicum, 3rd floor, room B322
E-mail: fredrik.oljemark(at)

Course Literature

Course Content

The course should provide the student a firm basis to statistically correctly analyze data from an physics experiment and do a valid interpretation of the result.

Course Grading (for spring 2017)

Exercises (10 papers) gives at maximum 36 points (weight: 50 %),
Home exam gives at maximum 36 points (weight: 50 %),
Written exam gives at maximum 36 points (weight: 50 %).
The two best of these three will be used for making the course grade
(you may choose to do only one out of the two exams if you wish).


Exercises given latest on Thursdays, notification by e-mail, to be returned following Wednesday before 12.00 Finnish time.
Exercise papers available here (pdf).
To be returned either to the locked box (rightmost row, 2nd from bottom) at Physicum's 2nd floor or by e-mail to fredrik.oljemark(at)
Model answers to exercises available here (pdf).

Course exam

Home exam Wed 17.5 10.00 - Fri 19.5.2017 17.00 - exam paper (Q & A session Thu 18.5 at 14.15 in D114)
Written exam at departmental exam Thursday 15.6.2017 11.00-15 (registration deadline Monday 5.6.2017 12.00)

Previous departmental exams: 11.2.2009, 17.6.2009, 17.8.2011, 13.6.2012, 14.11.2012,19.9.2013,17.6.2015 16.6.2016.

Other News

First lecture on Fri 20.1.2017 !!

No lecture Fri 24.2.2017 !

First exercise paper given 25-26.1.2017 !
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