Statistical Practice 1 - 2018

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Unit summary

STA60001

  • 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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2018 Fees
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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 develops students’ understanding of a range of statistical methods along with their assumptions and limitations of their application. It enables students to develop the capacity to carry out independent statistical analysis of data using a standard statistical software package and also aims to develop students’ abilities in effectively communicating the outcomes of statistical investigations. In addition, it will provide a foundation and motivation for exposure to statistical ideas subsequent to the Graduate Certificate (GC) course.

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. Effectively display information in datasets graphically
  2. Select an appropriate descriptive or inferential statistical technique based on the researcher’s hypothesis, the level of measurement of the variables and testing of the appropriate assumptions to analyse the data
  3. Select appropriate IBM SPSS Statistics procedures, Java applets on the web and mathematical calculations, to obtain basic statistical test results, including confidence intervals and effect size statistics
  4. Explain the foundations of statistical inference, in particular the role of sampling distributions and the use of the normal distribution as a density curve
  5. Recognize when more advanced techniques are needed
  6. Write interpretive summary reports for both descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.
  • 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:

  • HMS770 — Statistical Practice 1

Some knowledge of basic statistics is assumed.

  • Additional materials
  • 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
1Level of measurement
2Displaying and summarising categorical and metric data
3Describing the relationship between variables
4Correlation and causation
5Normal Distribution
6Sampling Distributions
7Confidence Intervals
8Hypothesis testing
9Statistical Inference for the mean
10t-tests for one sample, paired and independent data
11The chi-square test of independence
12Choosing the correct statistical test

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 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.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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