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Introductory Statistics - STAT670

This unit provides a broad introduction to statistical concepts and data analysis techniques, providing basic statistical knowledge. The unit is concerned with the development of an understanding of statistical practice and is illustrated by a study of those techniques most commonly used in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. The aim of statistical practice is to make the scientific research process efficient; for this reason statistics is used in disciplines ranging from accountancy to zoology. Topics covered in this unit include: data collection methods; data quality; data summarisation; and statistical models like the normal distribution, followed by sampling distributions and statistical inferences about means, proportions and quantiles. Also studied are methods of analysis relating to comparisons, counted data and relationships, including regression and correlation. Statistical computer packages are used for handling and analysing data along with word processing for reporting the results. However, no prior computing knowledge is assumed.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions)

S2 External - Session 2, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Statistics Staff

Admission to MAppStat or GradCertAppStat or GradDipAppStat or MBiotech or MRadiopharmSc or MSc or MDataSc or MLabQAMgt or GradDipLabQAMgt or GradCertLabQAMg or MScInnovation Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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