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Statistical Data Analysis - STAT171

This unit is intended for students with a high level of proficiency in mathematics. The unit provides an introduction to modern statistical principles and practice with special emphasis on data analytical techniques. The aim of the unit is to promote an understanding of the principles involved in statistical analysis of simple data sets using elementary techniques. Data analysis will be carried out using the statistical package Minitab. The unit includes topics such as numeric and visual summaries of sample data; data quality; basic probability and random variables, including the binomial, Poisson, negative binomial, hypergeometric, uniform and normal distributions. Sampling distributions and their important properties are used to investigate estimates and their accuracy. Statistical inference techniques are considered such as tests of means, proportions, categorical data as well as regression and correlation.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Ms Suzanne Curtis

(HSC Mathematics Extension 1 or Extension 2) or (3cp from MATH130-MATH136(P)) or admission to BActStud or BActStudBSc or BAppFinBActStud or BActStudBProfPrac Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PSY122, STAT122, STAT170, STAT150, WSTA150
Unit Designation(s):



Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Statistics

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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