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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Anti-requisites

MAT00115 Statistics I AND MAT00116 Statistics II

Unit aim

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the concepts of probability, statistical inference, and regression and correlation
2 make appropriate decisions based on the task requirements, by selecting and applying appropriate statistical procedures and interpreting the results obtained
3 communicate statistical ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formality
4 use an appropriate spreadsheet or statistical software in statistical analysis
5 interpret statistical output.

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:
  2. make appropriate decisions based on the task requirements, by selecting and applying appropriate statistical procedures and interpreting the results obtained
    • GA1:
  3. communicate statistical ideas, processes and results effectively at different levels of formality
    • GA6:
  4. use an appropriate spreadsheet or statistical software in statistical analysis
    • GA5:
  5. interpret statistical output.
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.