Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures and 36 hours of tutorials and practicals |
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It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Peter Ades
Faculty of Science
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Dr Peter Ades email@example.com
This subject provides students with an introduction to a number of statistical techniques which are frequently used in agriculture, science and business situations. Course content will be set within the context of practical problems. Technology will be used to support statistical calculations.
Topics include an introduction to sampling techniques and experimental design; descriptive treatment of sample data; introduction to elementary probability and distributions; estimation and hypothesis testing of means and proportions; the chi-square distribution; simple and multiple regression and correlation; one-factor and two-factor analysis of variance; and use of statistical computer packages.
The objectives of this subject are to provide students with:
A 3-hour final examination (60%),
Answers to four problem sets equivalent to 1000 words, due in weeks 4, 6, 8 and 12 (40%)
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Essential Statistics (D G Rees), 4th edn, Chapman and Hall, 2001
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
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Students should progressively acquire generic skills from this subject that will assist them in any future career path. These include
• problem-solving skills: the ability to engage with unfamiliar problems and identify relevant solution strategies;
• analytical skills: the ability to construct and express logical arguments and to work in abstract or general terms to increase the clarity and efficiency of analysis;
• time management skills: the ability to meet regular deadlines while balancing competing commitments.
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