Courses & Units

Numeracy and Data in Practice UPP015

Introduction

In this unit you will focus on the evaluation of information, in both everyday and academic situations. This unit will introduce you to research methodologies, how to critique a variety of sources, and how to evaluate different types of information for quality and reliability in academic contexts. Students will work through statistical problems, research methods, and mathematical techniques to comprise a portfolio of learning at the end of semester.

Summary

Unit name Numeracy and Data in Practice
Unit code UPP015
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
University College
Discipline Pre-Degree
Coordinator Mrs Catherine Tyson
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus Domestic Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus Domestic Domestic

Key

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Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe research methods, data collection and analysis techniques for a variety of academic contexts
  • Communicate numerical ideas and information in a range of formats
  • Examine research sources and evaluate numerical evidence to inform decision making or practice
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus students: 2 hour weekly face-to-face workshop and 1 hour weekly tutorial (choice of online or face-to-face)

Off Campus students: Optional 1 hour weekly online tutorial and weekly online support sessions

AssessmentAT1: The Research Process Learning Log (20%)|AT2: Data Collection, Representation, and Analysis (20%)|AT3: Data Collection, Representation, and Analysis (20%)|AT4: Evaluating Research (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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