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STATS 1004 - Statistical Practice I (Life Sciences)

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3810
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 5 hours per week
Restriction: May not be presented towards the BMaCompSc, BMaSc, or BMaSc (Adv)
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: SACE Stage 2 General Mathematics
Incompatible: STATS 1000, STATS 1005, ECON 1008, STATS 1504
Assessment: Ongoing assessment, exam
Syllabus:

Statistical ideas and methods are essential tools in virtually all areas that rely on data to make decisions and reach conclusions. This includes diverse fields such as science, technology, government, commerce, manufacturing and the life sciences. In broad terms, statistics is about getting information from data. This includes both the important question of how to obtain suitable data for a given purpose and also how best to extract the information, often in the presence of random variability. This course provides an introduction to the contemporary application of statistics to a range of real world situations. It has a strong practical focus using the statistical package SPSS to analyse real data relevant to the life sciences. Topics covered are: organisation, description and presentation of data in the life sciences; design of experiments and surveys; random variables, probability distributions, the binomial distribution and the normal distribution; statistical inference, tests of significance, confidence intervals; inference for means and proportions, one-sample tests, two independent samples, paired data, t-tests, contingency tables; analysis of variance; linear regression, least squares estimation, residuals and transformations, inference for regression coefficients, prediction.

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Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3810 Mon 12/03/2018 Sat 31/03/2018 Fri 04/05/2018 Fri 08/06/2018


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12791 TU02 26 2 27 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
12792 TU03 26 FULL 28 Feb - 28 Mar Wednesday 9am - 10am Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
18 Apr - 6 Jun Wednesday 9am - 10am Horace Lamb, 1022, Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
12793 TU05 26 FULL 27 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
13101 TU01 27 FULL 27 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
13102 TU04 26 4 26 Feb - 26 Mar Monday 4pm - 5pm Barr Smith South, 534, Forum Lecture Theatre
16 Apr - 4 Jun Monday 4pm - 5pm Barr Smith South, 534, Forum Lecture Theatre
13103 TU06 26 23 27 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Napier, 102, Lecture Theatre
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Napier, 102, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Laboratory
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13095 LA01 20 FULL 28 Feb - 28 Mar Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
18 Apr - 6 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
13096 LA02 20 7 1 Mar - 29 Mar Thursday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
19 Apr - 7 Jun Thursday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
13097 LA03 20 2 1 Mar - 29 Mar Thursday 12pm - 1pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
19 Apr - 7 Jun Thursday 12pm - 1pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
13098 LA04 20 3 2 Mar - 30 Mar Friday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
20 Apr - 8 Jun Friday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
14347 LA08 20 2 2 Mar - 30 Mar Friday 3pm - 4pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
20 Apr - 8 Jun Friday 3pm - 4pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
15367 LA07 20 1 28 Feb - 28 Mar Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
18 Apr - 6 Jun Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite