Analysis of Variance and Regression - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignments - 2 (Individual) (30%) , Invigilated Exam - (Individual) (50%) - Learn more

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Domestic continuing 1,180.00
HECS 1,131.00
International 3,415.00
International continuing 1,430.00

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Please note: this unit was previously titled Analysis of Variance.

This unit introduces the fundamental statistical areas of research design and linear models. It examines how Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and multiple regression can be used to analyse experimental and observational research data from a range of research designs.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the unit. As the unit builds on the skills developed in STA10003, this pre-requisite is strictly enforced.

After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Apply analysis of variance (ANOVA) models to experimental data from a range of research designs
  2. Identify and analyse examples of interaction in research data
  3. Explain the concepts of mediation and moderation with respect to research design and analysis
  4. Analyse data using multiple regression models
  5. Interpret the results of ANOVA and regression models and write a concise report.
  • Assignments — 2 (Individual) (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam — (Individual) (50%)
  • Tutorial topics — Online tests (Individual) (20%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • STA210 — Analysis of Variance

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Other special requirement — Access to the SPSS standard statistical software v23. Earlier versions of SPSS (from version 20 onwards) are acceptable. Please note: the "Base" Grad Pack is not sufficient to complete this unit.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1A review of fundamentals
2Entering data into SPSS
3Correlation and regression
4Hypothesis testing
5Introduction to Multiple Regression
6Multiple regression
7Part and partial correlation
8Presentation of results
9Testing assumptions for regression
10Testing for interactions
11Analysis of Variance
12Introduction to the analysis of variance
13Single factor independent groups design
14Completely randomised factorial design
15Single factor within subjects design
16Mixed factorial design

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

  • IBM SPSS Statistics Standard Grad Pack V 23.0 DVD


    ISBN: 0990678389289


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