PhD Statistics

By | January 5, 2020

PhD Statistics

Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences
Duration of study: 2 years
Total credits: 360

Programme Information

The degree comprises the writing of a dissertation and an article for publication in a recognised scientific journal.

Admission Requirements

Consult General Regulations G.42 to G.54

Research Information

The weight of the research component contributes 100% towards the total requirements for the degree.

PhD Statistics programme information

Statistics education is the practice of teaching and learning of statistics, along with the associated scholarly research.
Statistics is both a formal science and a practical theory of scientific inquiry, and both aspects are considered in statistics education. Education in statistics has similar concerns as does education in other mathematical sciences, like logic, mathematics, and computer science. At the same time, statistics is concerned with evidence-based reasoning, particularly with the analysis of data. Therefore, education in statistics has strong similarities to education in empirical disciplines like psychology and chemistry, in which education is closely tied to “hands-on” experimentation.
Mathematicians and statisticians often work in a department of mathematical sciences (particularly at colleges and small universities). Statistics courses have been sometimes taught by non-statisticians, against the recommendations of some professional organizations of statisticians and of mathematicians.
Statistics education research is an emerging field that grew out of different disciplines and is currently establishing itself as a unique field that is devoted to the improvement of teaching and learning statistics at all educational levels.

PhD Statistics contact

Faculty Enquiries
Economic and Management Sciences  Ignatius Dire  +27 (0)12 420 5278 ignatious.dire@up.ac.za
Alta Erasmus +27 (0) 12 420 3062 alta.erasmus@up.ac.za