Multivariate Statistics - 2018

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Unit summary

STA70002

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignments - 2 (40%) , Invigilated Exam (50%) - Learn more

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Domestic 2,830.00
Domestic continuing 2,620.00
International 3,080.00
International continuing 2,870.00

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This unit teaches students to identify and apply the multivariate statistical techniques most commonly used in social and health research, to understand the assumptions underlying their use, and appreciate the strengths and limitations of these methods. Knowledge of these methods is particularly helpful for gaining employment in statistical consulting. 

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

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  1. Summarise the objectives of a study, specify variables of interest in a study and identify their level of measurement
  2. Prepare data files for analyses (i.e. data screening, checking assumptions etc.)
  3. Test the assumptions underlying a statistical analysis and state the limitations of a study
  4. Identify the most appropriate analysis for the research question and execute the analysis using an appropriate software package
  5. Interpret and report the results of statistical analyses.  
  • Assignments — 2 (40%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Quizzes — Online (10%)
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:

  • HMS780 — 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 — You will require access to a recent version of SPSS - at least the SPSS Grad Pak.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Review of multiple regression: understanding partial and part correlation coefficients, selecting and using different regression strategies
2Tests for mediation and moderation using multiple linear regression
3Exploratory factor analysis
4Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA): Between subjects, within subjects and mixed-design MANOVA
5Discriminant analysis
6Binary Logistic Regression
7Canonical Correlation Analysis

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement 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.

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