In this module, we develop and enhance your knowledge of fundamental concepts in probability that are essential for all your future studies of probability and statistics. You will learn to you express mathematical ideas clearly, precisely and professionally. The module develops your mathematical reasoning and advanced problem-solving ability in the context of probability theory.

The module will open on Thursday 28th September 2023.

ST231 covers concepts and methods of statistical modelling and model exploration. After this module you should be able to

- explain the theoretical background of linear statistical models and their extensions;
- fit a model to a given data set using R and interpret the resulting output;
- define, explore, evaluate and improve a fitted model.

### Welcome to ST234

**Module Leader name** - Dr Samuel Touchard

**10 CATS **- Department of Statistics

**Module Page** - ST234 Games and Decisions

**Assessment**** - **Coursework 10% + Examination 90%

Human
behaviour is notoriously difficult to model - even people who consider
themselves very rational often act in ways that seem biased, suboptimal
or even incoherent.

That doesn't mean we can't apply
any mathematical concepts to human behaviour, however. In this module we
will explore some of the ways in which mathematics can be used to
underpin a person's approach to decision making and game playing.

We can't guarantee the best outcomes, obviously. But we can give people strategies which will help them avoid irrational strategies and probably poor choices. We'll also consider some of the psychological issues that can lead to such errors in judgement.