|Short Description:||Fundamental Statistics|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||010103 - Statistics|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 September 2021|
Enrolment is not permitted in STA1003 if STA2300 or STA8170 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. 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.