Thinking and Reasoning with Data
Subject MAST90044 (2010)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours comprising 1 x one-hour lecture per week and 1 x two-hour computer laboratory session. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
It is expected that students have previously attended an introductory statistics subject or be otherwise familiar with elementary statistics.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorDr Graham Hepworth
What conclusion can be drawn from a pool of data? How can a scientist draw meaningful conclusions while not overreaching? How can modelling help the scientist interpret data? This subject will address these questions by teaching students critical thinking and data analysis skills. After completing this subject students will understand the basic principles of sampling and experimental design, how the results of statistical analyses are reported, the statistical thinking behind common statistical procedures and will be able to carry out a range of standard statistical techniques.
After completing this subject students should understand:
Up to 50 pages of written assignments (50%: three assignments worth 10%, 20% and 20% due early, mid and late in semester), a 2-hour written examination (50%, in the examination period).
|Prescribed Texts:||To be advised.|
|Recommended Texts:||To be advised.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:
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