Courses & Units

Principles of Statistics 3 KMA356


A general introduction to Statistical Inference, topics include: foundations of statistics, point estimation and hypothesis testing, maximum likelihood estimation, likelihood ratio tests, Bayesian methods, sufficiency, consistency, general linear models and least squares, generalised linear models.


Unit name Principles of Statistics 3
Unit code KMA356
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Mathematics
Coordinator Mr Damien Palmer
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Understand the theory behind standard statistical practice.
  • 2. Recognise how the key issues in experimental design and statistical analysis are inter-related to theory.
  • 3. Apply theoretical statistics knowledge to scientific problems.
  • 4. Be able to extend statistical practice to non-standard situations.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
010103 $515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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(KMA253 - Data Handling and Statistics 2 OR KMA255 - Operations Research 2) AND KMA305 - Probability Models 3


Teaching Pattern

3 x 1-hr lectures, 1 x 1-hr tutorial.

AssessmentIn-class test 1 (10%)|In-class test 2 (10%)|Final Examination (40%)|Assignment 1 (5%)|assignment 2 (5%)|Assignment 3 (5%)|Assignment 4 (5%)|Assignment 5 (5%)|Assignment 6 (5%)|Statistician's biography (10%)
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