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STA8170 Statistics for Quantitative Researchers

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022

Requisites

Enrolment is not permitted in STA8170 if STA2300 or STA1003 has been previously completed.

Overview

This course aims to provide post graduate students with no or limited knowledge of statistics, the fundamental statistical concepts, methods and data analysis skills necessary to undertake quantitative research and interpret subsequent results. The course is aimed at developing statistical thinking and literacy for students from diverse disciplines, and is a pre-requisite for most high-level statistics courses.

This course focuses primarily on the graphical and numerical methods of data analysis including descriptive and inferential statistics for post-graduate students. Emphasis is on the understanding of the concepts and principles associated with statistical methods and skills required for the analysis of real-life for quantitative studies. Core components of the course include the use of a popular statistical software package (SPSS) and the development of problem-solving skills relevant to many disciplines. However, the mathematical underpinnings of the methods are not covered in detail in this course; other statistics courses cover this aspect.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 June 2022