Courses & Units

Data Handling and Statistics 2 KMA253


Data Handling and Statistics 2 is the second of three applied statistics units offered by the School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics). This unit is designed to extend students' knowledge of statistical data analysis. It builds on the concepts introduced in Data Handling & Statistics 1 and gives a detailed treatment of regression and ANOVA within a general linear modelling framework. Students will become proficient in the use of a contemporary statistical package R, the interpretation of its output and reporting of statistical analyses to statisticians and to the general public. Students will be able to evaluate the appropriateness of experimental designs and statistical methods and suggest changes to designs and analyses.


Unit name Data Handling and Statistics 2
Unit code KMA253
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Mathematics
Coordinator Professor Barbara Holland
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

* 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 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and be able to explain both the need for and the limitations of statistical analyses applied to data from diverse sources including both observational studies and experimental designs.
  • Apply theoretical and practical knowledge of modern statistical analysis to construct statistical models for a wide range of problems in various disciplines. Implement and test these models in the statistical software R.
  • Interpret results of the statistical analyses and communicate the design of the experiment, the goal of the experiment and the analytical results to both statisticians and non-statisticians.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



(KMA153 - Data Handling and Statistics 1 OR KMA154 - Mathematics 1B OR JEE104 - Mathematics II)

Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

1 x 1-hour short pre-recorded videos, 1 x 1-hour live lecture (online), 1 x 2-hour computer lab (1 x 1-hour for distance offering with 1 hour independent prework expected), 1 x 1-hour optional Q&A session,  ~4 hours self directed study (e.g. reading, working  on assessment). 

AssessmentProject 1 (15%)|Project 2 (15%)|Project 3 (15%)|Online quizzes (20%)|Test (35%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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