Multivariate Statistics - 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
  • Assessment: Assignments - (15-25%) , Invigilated Exam - (55-65%) - Learn more

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Domestic 3,165.00
Domestic continuing 1,180.00
HECS 1,131.00
International 3,415.00
International continuing 1,430.00

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This unit introduces you to a range of multivariate statistical techniques, multiple Regression, factor analysis and MANOVA, with a user friendly, non-mathematical approach. The focus is on interpretation of the statistics.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the unit.

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

  1. Make a clear statement of the objectives of a study
  2. Prepare data for analysis using appropriate data screening techniques
  3. Analyse the data using appropriate multivariate statistical techniques
  4. Interpret the results and write a concise, informative report.
  • Assignments — (15-25%)
  • Invigilated Exam — (55-65%)
  • Test — (15-25%)
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:

  • STA310 — Multivariate Statistics

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/PASW software

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Review of bivariate regression, data screening and data transformation
2Multiple regression
3Factor analysis
4Other multivariate technique (MANOVA or ANCOVA or Log-linear Modelling) [MANOVA for psychology major]

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

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.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Multivariate Statistics (Pearson Original)


    ISBN: 9781486009138


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

  • IBM SPSS Statistics Standard Grad Pack V 23.0 DVD


    ISBN: 0990678389289


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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