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SC5202 - Quantitative Methods in Science

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

An introduction to experimental and survey design and analysis. Topics include the principles of sampling design; hypothesis generation for experiments; collection of data; manipulations and interpretation of data; statistical methods used in science; and the use of data in scientific reports.

Learning Outcomes

  • select and apply advanced analytical methods appropriate to assessing a wide array of scientific data;
  • appropriately design, execute and report scientific experiments and survey programs;
  • demonstrate advanced computer skills for managing and analysing complex data and reporting this in professional quality graphical presentations.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BS2001 BS5001 BZ5001 BZ2001 SC2202

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Professor Mark McCormick
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Will Edwards, Assoc. Professor Yvette Everingham, Professor Mark McCormick.
Contact hours:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 26 hours tutorials
    Assessment: tutorial exams (25%); field assignments (50%); lecture exams (25%).

    Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Face to face teaching (Tutorials throughout the semester)
    Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Will Edwards
    Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Will Edwards, Assoc. Professor Yvette Everingham, Professor Mark McCormick.
    Contact hours:
    • 39 hours lectures - (online)
    • 26 hours tutorials
      Assessment: tutorial exams (25%); field assignments (50%); lecture exams (25%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
      Census Date 28-Mar-2019
      Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Will Edwards
      Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Will Edwards, Assoc. Professor Yvette Everingham, Professor Mark McCormick.
      Contact hours:
      • 39 hours lectures
      • 26 hours tutorials
        Assessment: tutorial exams (25%); field assignments (50%); lecture exams (25%).

        Cairns, Limited, Study Period 2
        Census Date 29-Aug-2019
        Face to face teaching (Tutorials throughout the semester)
        Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Will Edwards.
        Contact hours:
        • 39 hours lectures - (online)
        • 26 hours tutorials
          Assessment: tutorial exams (25%); field assignments (50%); lecture exams (25%).

          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.