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Undergraduate | LTU-STM1001 | 2024

Making Sense of Data

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

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Making Sense of Data

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Convert data into useful information by using appropriate numerical and graphical summaries.
    2. Calculate probabilities and other quantities from discrete and continuous probability distributions.
    3. Identify and apply appropriate statistical inference methods for decision making.
    4. Compute, display, and interpret numerical and graphical summaries, probabilities and various statistical inference procedures using one or more statistical software package(s).
    5. Apply data visualisation skills and/or statistical knowledge in a chosen applied field of study.

Entry requirements


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed STA1LS (Statistics for Life Sciences), STA1SS (Statistical Science), STA1PSY (Statistical Psychology), STA1STM (Statistical Methods), STA1CTS (Critical Thinking with Statistics), or BUS1BAN (Analysing Business Data) 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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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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