Courses & Units

Data Handling and Statistics 1 KMA153

Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston

Note:

Hobart: semester 1 and 2,  blended delivery

Distance:  semester 1

Launceston:  semester 1 and 2 blended delivery

Cradle Coast: semester 1 blended delivery

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Data Handling and Statistics 1
Unit code KMA153
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Mathematics
Coordinator Professor Barbara Holland|Doctor Danijela Ivkovic
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010103 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • 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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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KMA553

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Blended delivery: 1-hr video lectures, 1-hr tutorial, 1-hr computer lab, 1-hr face-to--face weekly.

AssessmentQuiz (20%)|Examination (40%)|Report (15%)|Project 1: Descriptive Statistics (15%)|Project 2: Design task (10%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

Textbooks

Required

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

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