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The World of Chance (6548.5)

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


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    • Winter Term, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (181709) - View
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    This unit deals with real-life applications of statistics focusing on health, law, communication, finance and sport. Topics from health, law and communication may include clinical trials and the assessment of risk, DNA fingerprinting and the use of expert witnesses and the reliability of opinion polls respectively. Topics of finance and gambling may include stock market and random walks and gambling respectively.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Assess critically the statistical content of articles and other presentations related to the fields of health, law, communication, finance and sport;

    2. Understand and appreciate the judicious use of statistics in these five fields of study;

    3. Apply a relevant computer package for the analyses and interpret the results; and

    4. Present the results of analyses in a form which is suitable for publication.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    A 2-hr lecture and a 2-hour lab per week.





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