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Area/Catalogue
MATH 1072

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Course Level

globe-earth-geography

Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
159001

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA College

Course aim

This course provides a foundation training in quantitative skills, which is essential for analysing statistical data and drawing inferences appropriately. Applied understanding of the course contents increases student's mastery of the inferential nature of reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving, which is extremely useful for careers in business, economics, finance, health sciences, information technology, engineering, sociology and other areas of social sciences.

Course content

This course introduces students to the basic concepts and application of the following topics: the definition, scope and importance of statistics; graphical descriptive techniques; numerical descriptive techniques; data collection and sampling; normal distribution; introduction to hypothesis testing; chi-squared test; correlation and simple regression analysis.

Textbook(s)

Keller, G. 2018, Statistics for Management and Economics, Abbreviated, 11th Edition, Cengage Learning, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Podcast of Internal Lectures 1 hour x 13 weeks
Online Learning Activities 2 hours 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, CITY WEST
Problem solving exercise 1250 words 25% N/A
Group presentation 1250 words 25% N/A
Major Assessment 2000 words 40% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Problem solving exercise 1250 words 25% N/A
Group presentation 1250 words 25% N/A
Major Assessment 2000 words 40% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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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

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