|Short Description:||Statistics for Quant Research|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||010103 - Statistics|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Enrolment is not permitted in STA8170 if STA2300 has been previously completed.
It is recommended that students have basic computing and numeracy skills
This course focuses primarily on the appropriate application, interpretation and communication of foundational descriptive and inferential statistical methods for post-graduate students. Emphasis is placed on understanding the concepts and principles associated with dealing with data, in particular descriptive and inferential statistics. Data sets from a range of disciplines are included as well as examples of statistics presented in popular media. Core components of the course include the use of statistical software and the development of problem solving and quantitative skills relevant to many disciplines of study. Note: The mathematical underpinnings of the methods used are not covered; other statistics courses cover this aspect.