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

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 5 hours per week
Restriction: Available to BSc(Vet Bio) students only
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assumed Knowledge: SACE stage 2 Mathematical Methods
Incompatible: STATS 1000, STATS 1005, ECON 1008 and STATS 1004
Assessment: ongoing assessment 30%, exam 70%
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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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 13/03/2017 Fri 31/03/2017 Fri 05/05/2017 Fri 09/06/2017


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13177 LE01 5 5 27 Feb - 3 Apr Monday 1pm - 2pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
1 Mar - 5 Apr Wednesday 12pm - 1pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
3 Mar - 7 Apr Friday 1pm - 2pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
24 Apr - 5 Jun Monday 1pm - 2pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
26 Apr - 7 Jun Wednesday 12pm - 1pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
28 Apr - 9 Jun Friday 1pm - 2pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
12866 TU02 2 2 27 Feb - 3 Apr Monday 3pm - 4pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
24 Apr - 5 Jun Monday 3pm - 4pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
12867 TU03 2 2 27 Feb - 3 Apr Monday 4pm - 5pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
24 Apr - 5 Jun Monday 4pm - 5pm Engineering Sth, S112, Teaching Room
12868 TU05 2 2 28 Feb - 4 Apr Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
25 Apr - 6 Jun Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
13187 TU01 1 1 28 Feb - 4 Apr Tuesday 9am - 10am Mawson, G19, Mawson Lecture Theatre
25 Apr - 6 Jun Tuesday 9am - 10am Mawson, G19, Mawson Lecture Theatre
13188 TU04 2 2 27 Feb - 3 Apr Monday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
24 Apr - 5 Jun Monday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
13189 TU06 2 2 28 Feb - 4 Apr Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
25 Apr - 6 Jun Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Ligertwood, 231, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Laboratory
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13181 LA01 2 2 3 Mar - 7 Apr Friday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
28 Apr - 9 Jun Friday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
13183 LA03 2 2 1 Mar - 5 Apr Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
26 Apr - 7 Jun Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
13184 LA04 2 2 3 Mar - 7 Apr Friday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
28 Apr - 9 Jun Friday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
13185 LA05 2 2 1 Mar - 5 Apr Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
26 Apr - 7 Jun Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
13186 LA06 2 2 1 Mar - 5 Apr Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
26 Apr - 7 Jun Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite