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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

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

Topic 1: Descriptive statistics
Topic 2: Numerical descriptive measures
Topic 3: Probability
Topic 4: Normal probability and sampling distributions
Topic 5: Estimation and confidence intervals – single mean and proportion
Topic 6: Introduction to hypothesis testing – single mean and proportion
Topic 7: Hypothesis testing – two sample tests
Topic 8: Simple linear regression
Topic 9: Introduction to multiple 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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the concepts of probability, statistical inference, and regression and correlationLifelong learning
2make appropriate decisions based on the task requirements, by selecting and applying appropriate statistical procedures and interpreting the results obtainedIntellectual rigour
3communicate statistical ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formalityCommunication and social skills
4use an appropriate spreadsheet or statistical software in statistical analysisLifelong learning
5interpret statistical output.Lifelong 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
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. make appropriate decisions based on the task requirements, by selecting and applying appropriate statistical procedures and interpreting the results obtained
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. communicate statistical ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formality
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. use an appropriate spreadsheet or statistical software in statistical analysis
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. interpret statistical output.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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