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MA2401 - Statistics and Data Analysis

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject introduces students to concepts involved in descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include methods of producing, exploring, displaying and describing data, both of single and multiple variables, elementary probability, the normal distribution, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression and analysis of variance techniques. Emphasis will be placed on how statistics is used in practice and on the presentation and interpretation of statistical analyses. A computing package and calculator will be used to facilitate numerical calculations.

Learning Outcomes

  • choose and apply appropriate and graphical and numerical tools for organising, describing and exploring data;
  • make appropriate use of a statistical computer package;
  • select and apply appropriate statistical tools to perform a range of inferential analyses;
  • understand the basic principles of sample selection and experimental design;
  • competently interpret the output produced from a statistical computing package;
  • recognise the relevance and importance of statistical methods in the students respective discipline.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (60%)
  • quizzes or tests (40%).
Prerequisites: Senior Maths B or MA1020 or admission to 50910
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
MA1401

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.