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Area/Catalogue
MATH 1068

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
106165

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA STEM

Course aim

The course aims to equip students with fundamental statistical concepts and techniques, and
develop students’ abilities to solve real-life problems using statistical approaches.

Course content

Statistical problem solving, scientific research methods, planning and designing a statistical study, experimental design, identification of key variables, sampling, measurement, variation, the Normal distribution, sampling distribution, Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals, one and two sample hypothesis testing, ANOVA, non-parametric statistical testing, regression modelling and forecasting, the use of MINITAB and EXCEL computing software.

Textbook(s)

Moore, D.S.; McCabe, G.P. and Craig, B.A. 2014, Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, 8th Edition, Freeman, New York

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Workshop 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x Weeks 2,4,6,8,10,12
Computer Practical 1 hour x Weeks 3,5,7,9,11,13
Tutorial 1 hour x Weeks 3,5,7,9,11,13
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
External N/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment 300 words 15% 12 weeks
Problem solving exercise 1000 words 15% N/A
Problem solving exercise 1000 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Continuous assessment 300 words 15% 12 weeks
Problem solving exercise 1000 words 15% N/A
Problem solving exercise 1000 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

Course Coordinators

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