Courses & Units

Numeracy and Data in Practice UPP015


In this unit you will focus on the evaluation of quantitative information, in both everyday and academic situations. This unit will introduce you to research methodologies and frameworks to assess the reliability of online data sources. You will learn how to analyse and interpret numerical data and critically evaluate standard presentation methods, including column charts, line graphs, histograms, boxplots, scatterplots, and pie charts. You will also learn how to make informed decisions based on quantitative evidence and communicate your conclusions in a formal report style.


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|Mrs Jane Stratton
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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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

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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 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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Teaching Pattern

On Campus students: 1 x 2 hour weekly face-to-face workshop and 3 x 1 hour weekly optional online support sessions.

Off Campus students: Optional 3 x 1 hour weekly optional 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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