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## Unit description

Introduces students to statistical concepts and techniques relevant to their degree. Statistical tools to model and analyse real-world situations and data are developed, enabling students to enhance their decision-making skills. The interpretation and communication of the results obtained is emphasised. Throughout the unit, Excel will be used for statistical calculations.

## Unit content

1. Descriptive statistics
2. Data visualisation
3. Descriptive numerical measures
4. Basic probability
5. Normal distribution
6. Sampling distributions
7. Confidence interval estimation
8. Hypothesis testing – Part I
9. Hypothesis testing – Part II
10. Simple linear regression.

## Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

1. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the concepts of probability, statistical inference, and regression and correlation
2. make appropriate decisions based on the task requirements, by selecting and applying appropriate statistical procedures and interpreting the results obtained
3. communicate statistical ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formality
4. use an appropriate spreadsheet or statistical software in statistical analysis
5. interpret statistical output.

## Prescribed texts

• Prescribed text information is not currently available.
• This is the ISBN for the Value Pack Basic Business Statistics + PHStat Access kit for Statistics: Berenson, ML, Levine, DM, Szabat, KA, O’Brien, M, Jayne, N & Watson, J, 2018, Basic Business Statistics, 5th edn, Pearson Australia. ISBN: 9781488687921.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

## Teaching and assessment

 Teaching method Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks) Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Calculations 30% Exam: open book 50%
 Teaching method Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks) Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Calculations 30% Exam: open book 50%
 Teaching method Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks) Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Calculations 30% Exam: open book 50%
 Teaching method Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks) Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Calculations 30% Exam: open book 50%
 Teaching method Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Calculations 30% Exam: open book 50%
 Teaching method Workshop on-site
 Assessment Quiz 20% Calculations 30% Exam: open book 50%
 Teaching method Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks) Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Calculations 30% Exam: open book 50%
 Teaching method Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks) Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Calculations 30% Exam: open book 50%
Notice

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Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

## Fee information

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