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Introduction to Statistics (6540.7)

Level: Undergraduate First Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology

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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (190258) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (190257) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (181697) - View
  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (183272) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (174784) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (165939) - View
  • Winter Term, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (152505) - View
  • Semester 1, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (154798) - View
  • Winter Term, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (141225) - View
  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145907) - View

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Syllabus

This unit introduces students to modern statistical techniques and inference in a wide range of fields. Topics in this unit include data types and analysis, graphical displays and descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation and simple linear regression, analysis of variance and Chi-square test.

This unit is co-taught with Introduction to Statistics G, 6554.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify different types of variables and produce appropriate graphical displays and descriptive statistics;

2. Understand and apply probability rules and concepts related to various probability distributions;

3. Understand the concept of sampling distributions;

4. Conduct statistical inference including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing;

5. Perform and interpret correlation and simple linear regression including inference; and

6. Perform analysis of variance and Chi-square tests.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

4 hours per week face to face.

Prerequisites

None.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

1809 Data Analysis in Science
5123 Business Statistics
8730 Problem Evaluation and Resolution
9522 Business Research Methods
11398 Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Psychology course may not undertake this unit.

Equivalent Units

None.

Referenced Courses



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