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MA1401 - Statistics and Data Analysis 1

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science, Technology & 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

  • be able to competently interpret the output produced from a statistical computing package;
  • 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;
  • to recognise the relevance and importance of statistical methods in the students respective discipline;
  • understand the basic principles of sample selection and experimental design.
Prerequisites: Senior Maths B or admission to 50110M 70810 50810 103110 50710 and allow concurrent enrolment for MA1020
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU1007 BU1010 MA2401

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: Mrs Carolyn Diedricks.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 09-Apr-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>, Assoc. Professor Shaun Belward.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Lecturers: Mr Mogan Swamy, Professor Yvette Everingham.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: Professor Yvette Everingham.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (30%).

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