Courses & Units

Data Handling and Statistics 1 KMA153


Hobart: semester 1 and 2,  blended delivery

Distance:  semester 1

Launceston:  semester 1 and 2 blended delivery

Cradle Coast: semester 1 blended delivery


Introduces the management and interpretation of quantitative information. A 'hands-on' course, developed using data which is drawn from disciplines of relevance to the students. Topics include: collecting, processing and presenting quantitative information; descriptive statistics for summarising data; data exploration techniques; the role of chance; sampling; commonly used statistical methods, such as hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, Anova and regression.

The focus is on correct interpretation and communication of statistics information. Students are introduced to the use of computers and spreadsheets in statistical applications.


Unit name Data Handling and Statistics 1
Unit code KMA153
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Mathematics and Physics

Teaching staff

A/Prof Barbara Holland

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
2 010103

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(MTG315115 or MTM315114 or MTS41514) or (KMA002 or KMA003) or equivalent with approval from HoS



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Teaching Pattern

Blended delivery: 1-1 ½ hrs video lectures, 1 hour tutorial, 1 hour computer lab, 1 hour face-face weekly.


2-hr exam 40%, 4 x 5% online quizzes, 40% assignments

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