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.
|Unit name||Data Analysis and Presentation|
|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|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- Determine appropriate experimental design 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 SPSS
- 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|
- 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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Weekly for 13 weeks, 2 h lectures, 0 tutorials, 3 h practicals
|Assessment||Mid-semester Test (20%)|SPSS test (50%)|Data Analysis (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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