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STATS 1504 - Statistical Practice I (Life Sciences) (Vet Bio)

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3810
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 5 hours per week
Restriction: Available to BSc(Vet Bio) students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assumed Knowledge: SACE Stage 2 General Mathematics
Incompatible: STATS 1000, STATS 1005, ECON 1008 and STATS 1004
Assessment: Ongoing assessment, exam

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:
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12790 TU02 5 3 27 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
13094 TU01 4 4 27 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
17 Apr - 5 Jun Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room