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Data-Based Critical Thinking

Undergraduate | LTU-STA1DCT | 2024

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024

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Data-Based Critical Thinking

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Critique data-based conclusions that are reported in the media and similar outlets
    2. Interpret/derive simple numeric and graphical statistical summary measures of data.
    3. Calculate probabilities in a variety of scenarios that may be used for informed decision making.
    4. Identify and discuss common misconceptions of probability that can lead to poor decisions

Entry requirements


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed STA2DCT (Data-Based Critical Thinking) or MAT2DMX (Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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