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STATS 1004UAC - Statistical Practice I (Life Sciences)

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 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.

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
25397 LE01 60 16 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
Related Class: Laboratory
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
25394 LA03 20 3 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 5pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 5pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
25395 LA02 20 1 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 3pm - 4pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 3pm - 4pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
25396 LA01 9 1 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 5pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 5pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG13, Computer Suite