## 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. Probability
Topic 3. Normal probability distributions
Topic 4. Sampling and sampling distributions
Topic 5. Estimation and confidence intervals - single mean and proportion
Topic 6. Fundamentals of hypothesis testing - single mean and proportion
Topic 7. Estimation and hypothesis tests - comparing means and proportions
Topic 8. Simple linear regression and correlation
Topic 9. Introduction to multiple regression
Topic 10. Time series and index numbers

## 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.

## Prescribed texts

### Session 1

• The first and second editions of this textbook may also be used: Berenson, ML, Levine, DM, Krehbiel, TC, Stephan, DF, O’Brien, M , Watson, J & Jayne, N, , 2013, Basic Business Statistics, 3rd edn, Pearson Australia. ISBN: 978-1-4425-4847-3.

### Session 3

• The e-book for the third edition can be used instead of the printed text. Also the first and second editions of this textbook can be used: Berenson, ML, Levine, DM, Krehbiel, TC, Stephan, DF, O’Brien, M, Watson, J & Jayne, N, 2013, Basic Business Statistics, 3rd edn, Pearson Australia. ISBN: 978-1-4425-4847-3.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

## Teaching and assessment

### China - Shanghai STVU

 Teaching method Structured online learning
 Assessment Quiz 20% Project 40% Exam: closed book 40%

### China - TUST

 Teaching method Structured online learning
 Assessment Quiz 20% Project 40% Exam: closed book 40%

### Coffs Harbour

 Teaching method Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks) Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Project 40% Exam: closed book 40%

### Gold Coast

 Teaching method Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks) Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Project 40% Exam: closed book 40%

### Hong Kong

 Teaching method Structured online learning
 Assessment Quiz 20% Project 40% Exam: closed book 40%

### Lismore

 Teaching method Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks) Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Project 40% Exam: closed book 40%

### Online

 Teaching method Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Project 40% Exam: closed book 40%

### Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

 Teaching method Structured online learning
 Assessment Quiz 20% Project 40% Exam: closed book 40%

### Singapore - MDIS

 Teaching method Structured online learning
 Assessment Quiz 20% Project 40% Exam: closed book 40%

### Singapore - SIPMM

 Teaching method Structured online learning
 Assessment Quiz 20% Project 40% Exam: closed book 40%

### Sydney

 Teaching method Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks) Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
 Assessment Quiz 20% Project 40% Exam: closed book 40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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

### Domestic

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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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