University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

STATS 1000UAC - Statistical Practice I

Career: Non-Award
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: University of Adelaide College
Restriction: Only available to University of Adelaide College students
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assumed Knowledge: SACE stage 2 General Mathematics
Incompatible: STATS 1004, STATS 1005, ECON 1008, STATS 1504
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 medicine, science, technology, government, commerce and manufacturing. 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 wide range of real world situations. It has a strong practical focus using the statistical package SPSS to analyse real data. Topics covered are: organisation, description and presentation of data; 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.

Course Fees

Tuition fees for students undertaking this course are charged by University of Adelaide College.

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
25393 LE01 90 90 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 1pm - 2pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre
31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre
2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 1pm - 2pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 1pm - 2pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 1pm - 2pm Scott Theatre, 001, Scott Theatre