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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • The first, second and third editions of this textbook may also be used., The e-book for the third or fourth edition can be used instead of the printed text.
  • This is the ISBN for the Value Pack Basic Business Statistics + MyMathLab Global with eText and PHStat Access kit for Statistics. You may wish to purchase this alternative value pack: Berenson, M L, Levine, D M, Szabat, K A, O’Brien, M, Jayne, N & Watson, J , 2015, Basic Business Statistics, 4th edn, Pearson Australia. ISBN: 9781488689123.
  • This is the ISBN for the Value Pack Basic Business Statistics + PHStat Access kit for Statistics: Berenson, M L, Levine, D M, Szabat, K A, O’Brien, M, Jayne, N & Watson, J , 2015, Basic Business Statistics, 4th edn, Pearson Australia. ISBN: 9781488608827.

Session 3

  • The e-book for the third or fourth edition can be used instead of the printed text., The first, second and third editions of this textbook may also be used..
  • This is the ISBN for an alternative value pack you may wish to purchase - the Value Pack Basic Business Statistics + MyMathLab Global with eText and PHStat Access kit for Statistics: Berenson, M L, Levine, D M, Szabat, K A, O’Brien, M, Jayne, N & Watson, J, 2015, Basic Business Statistics, 4th edn, Pearson Australia. ISBN: 9781488689123.
  • This is the ISBN for the Value Pack Basic Business Statistics + PHStat Access kit for Statistics: Berenson, M L, Levine, D M, Szabat, K A, O’Brien, M, Jayne, N & Watson, J, 2015, Basic Business Statistics, 4th edn, Pearson Australia. ISBN: 9781488608827.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Project40%
Exam: closed book50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Project40%
Exam: closed book50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Project40%
Exam: closed book50%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Project40%
Exam: closed book50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Project40%
Exam: closed book50%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Enga

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Quiz10%
Project40%
Exam: closed book50%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Quiz10%
Project40%
Exam: closed book50%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz10%
Project40%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

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

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