Data Handling and Statistics 3 is the third applied statistics units offered by the School of Natural Sciences (Mathematics). It provides an extension of the concepts, methods and tools introduced in KMA253. It is a 'hands-on' course in which the emphasis is on the development of skills in the selection and application of upper-level statistical methodology. Emphasis is also placed on the presentation of statistical analyses in a written format that promotes reproducible research. Topics covered in the course include: hypothesis testing, experimental design, inference, analysis presentation, generalised linear modelling; mixed-effects modelling, multinomial regression, and model selection. Expertise with the statistical computing language R and RStudio will be extended, including the application of R Markdown for promoting reproducible research. Examples will be drawn from the biological, physical and social sciences.
|Unit name||Data Handling and Statistics 3|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
3 x 1hr face-to-face lectures, 1x1hr tutorial, 1x1-hr computer lab sessions.
3 class tests (46%), projects (54%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Fränzi Korner-Nievergelt, Tobias Roth, Stefanie von Felten, Jérôme Guélat, Bettina Almasi, and Pius Korner-Nievergelt (2015) Bayesian Data Analysis in Ecology Using Linear Models with R, BUGS, and Stan. Academic Press.
Claus Thorn Ekstrom (2017) The R primer. Second edition. CRC Press.
Booktopia textbook links
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