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Statistical Practice 2

Postgraduate | SWI-STA60005 | 2024

Practice and advance your statistical knowledge and extend ideas. Produce an independent investigation. Get analytical and compare groups using parametric and non-parametric methods. Stop generalising, question assumptions and identify data limits. 

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100% online
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
26 Aug 2024

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Statistical Practice 2

About this subject

  • Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

    1. Choose the appropriate statistical analysis based on the research hypothesis, the level of measurement of the variables and the testing of the appropriate assumptions
    2. Select appropriate statistical procedures, for example, using appropriate packages and mathematical calculations, to analyse data in a variety of contexts
    3. Explain the relationship between the concepts of effect size, sample size, one or two tailed tests, level of significance and power of a statistical test
    4. Write interpretive summary reports for inferential statistical techniques
    5. Identify when more advanced techniques are needed by comparing properties of statistical techniques to the nature of the complex research question.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • SWI-STA-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate of Applied Statistics

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

one of

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • SWI-HMS771 (Not currently available)


If you have some statistical background it is possible to complete STA60001 concurrently with STA60005.

Additional requirements

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

Study load

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

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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