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EDUC 1011 - Reasoning with Numbers: Statistical Literacy

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to University Preparatory Program or Wirltu Yarlu Preparatory Program students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Mini-quizzes on statistics x 2; Statistics group presentation; Essay on application of statistics to real-life contexts

This course covers broad quantitative skills in the context of academic reasoning and argumentation: it aims to make students literate in the use of numbers and the basic analysis of primary data for academic purposes. It will be useful for students entering courses where applied numeracy skills are necessary, such as Psychology, Health Sciences, or Business and Commerce disciplines. Students will be introduced to some basic statistical concepts such as averages (mean, median and mode), variance, distribution, and probability. All learning takes place in a practical context, and all concepts are given a strong grounding in real-life examples and hands-on activities. This course is compulsory for University Preparatory Program students wishing to undertaken studies in Nursing or Health Sciences. This course is offered to all students who wish to gain a basic grasp of statistical skills and will relate these skills to their personal and academic experiences, i.e., students will be able to interpret material presented in publications delivered in several formats (e.g., via TV, Internet, newspapers, academic papers, etc). Assessment will consist of a self-directed research activity where students collect data and undertake some simple analysis of that data, and then present their analysis with some preliminary findings.

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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 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24432 LE01 25 2 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 9am - 10am Ingkarni Wardli, B16, CAT Suite
6 Oct - 3 Nov Tuesday 9am - 10am Ingkarni Wardli, B16, CAT Suite
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24433 TU01 25 2 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 11am - 1pm Ingkarni Wardli, B16, CAT Suite
6 Oct - 3 Nov Tuesday 11am - 1pm Ingkarni Wardli, B16, CAT Suite