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STATS 1004 - Statistical Practice I (Life Sciences)

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
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
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14700 TU04 35 3 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
2 May - 13 Jun Thursday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
14701 TU03 55 3 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
1 May - 12 Jun Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
14702 TU02 0 FULL 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 10am - 11am Barr Smith South, 534, Forum Lecture Theatre
2 May - 13 Jun Thursday 10am - 11am Barr Smith South, 534, Forum Lecture Theatre
14703 TU01 35 4 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, G04, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13274 LE01 130 14 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 2pm - 3pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 2pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 1pm - 2pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 2pm - 3pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
1 May - 12 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 2pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 1pm - 2pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Laboratory
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14692 LA08 17 4 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 2pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 2pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
14693 LA07 17 6 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
14694 LA06 18 1 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
14695 LA05 18 1 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 10am - 11am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 10am - 11am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
14696 LA04 18 2 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
1 May - 12 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
14697 LA03 18 8 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 11am - 12pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
14698 LA02 18 3 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
14699 LA01 18 1 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 10am - 11am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 10am - 11am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite