Courses & Units

Data Analysis and Presentation JFA207

Launceston, Hobart

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Introduction

This unit builds upon first year units that teach statistics. The emphasis in this unit is on training scientists to be literate in statistical issues so that both “consumers” and “producers” of data analysis will be able to effectively communicate. Students will be able to critically assess, understand, and use qualitative and quantitative information that has been collected, analysed and presented by scientists from a range of disciplines. This will be achieved by providing a conceptual understanding of the methods of data analyses commonly used by scientists. Given the type of question asked and the data collected, students will be able to present and communicate data/information using statistics as a tool.

Summary

Unit name Data Analysis and Presentation
Unit code JFA207
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity|Fisheries and Aquaculture|Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator Doctor Jennifer Lavers
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify appropriate experimental designs for hypothesis testing in the social & natural sciences
  • Describe the type of data/information and methods for collecting data/information used by social & natural scientists
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out a statistical analysis using Rcmdr
  • Select and justify the correct data analysis technique to use given the research question and effectively communicate information from a data analysis output to specialists and non-specialists
  • Critically assess data/information analysed and presented by social and natural scientists
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,493.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly for 13 weeks, 2 h lectures, 0 tutorials, 3 h computer-based practicals. Students enrolled as on-campus are expected to attend pracs face-to-face - attendance is compulsory and will be recorded on a weekly basis.

AssessmentMid-semester Test (25%)|Final exam (45%)|two-way ANOVA (12.5%)|Paper critique (5%)|Chi-square OR Regression (12.5%)
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Textbooks

Required

There are no required texts for this unit

Recommended

A recommended reading list will be available through MyLO.
 

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