Statistics for Research Workers

Subject MAST90007 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 6 days intensive: 32 hours (24 hours of lectures and 8 hours of practical classes)
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Students taking this subject must be currently enrolled in a Masters degree by research, PhD, or MD. This subject will involve mathematical, statistical and computing skills.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.

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Assoc Prof Ian Gordon


Subject Overview:

This subject is designed to provide students with detailed training in statistical methods as applied to the design and analysis of projects undertaken by postgraduate students, across all disciplines.

Students who complete this subject should:

  • learn sound principles of design in research
  • acquire skills in the analysis of research
  • gain skills in the use of statistical software
  • develop the ability to assess published research critically from a statistical point of view

Objectives: .
  • Up to 12 short exercises conducted during the subject, including the use of software (continuous assessment), involving a total of no more than 15 written pages (30%);
  • A 1 hour examination at the conclusion of the subject (40%)
  • A 2000 word assignment which relates to the work studied in the subject to the student's research (30%) to be submitted two weeks after completion of the subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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