Data Handling and Statistics 1 is the first of three applied statistics units offered by the School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics). Statistics is the science of decision making, and as such forms a key foundation of any scientific research. This unit develops skills in statistical analysis and project design.
Data Handling and Statistics 1 is an applied unit that develops conceptual understanding of the foundations of modern Statistics together with practical skills in data analysis. This is a “hands-on” unit that provides experience with the common techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics.
|Unit name||Data Handling and Statistics 1|
|Coordinator||Mr Damien Palmer|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
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- Summarize and explore large data sets using appropriate numeric and graphical tools in order to communicate statistical concepts to both scientific and lay audiences.
- Recognize the key issues involved in designing a survey or experiment, and assess strengths and weaknesses in statistical arguments.
- Identify and apply appropriate statistical techniques to make inferences based on data.
- Perform common statistical analyses in a statistical computing package.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KMA153
|Assessment||Examination (40%)|Quizes (20%)|Project 1: Descriptive Statistics (15%)|Project 2 Design Task (10%)|Project 3 - Inferential Statistics (15%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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