STAT100 Introduction to Statistical Modelling

Updated: 16 August 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale OUA Trimester 2 Online
Armidale OUA Trimester 3 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions QM161
Notes

online students should have access to the statistical package R

The ability to enrol in this unit will be removed on the first day of teaching of each trimester.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s)
Unit Description

Many advances in modern science, ranging from livestock experiments to analysis of Martian soils, rely on statistical methods that link observation or experiment to a better understanding of how complex systems work. In this introductory unit, students both develop statistical literacy and learn how to present and interpret data for a common set of statistical models.

Topics include exploratory data analysis, randomness associated with experiment data, statistical modelling, sampling, probability, regression, analysis of variance, and tests of significance. Statistical computing forms an integral part of the unit. The R statistical software will be supplied.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

OpenIntro Statistics

ISBN: 9781943450053
Diez, D.M., Barr, C.D. and Cetinkaya-Rundel, M., OpenIntro Inc. 3rd ed. 2015

Note: This textbook is freely available online at www.openintro.org.

Text refers to: Trimester 2 and 3, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Assessment 01 5%
Assessment Notes

Online assignment (requires calculations). Must complete at least six of the eight online assignments and both written assignments. The best six online assignments and both written assignments count towards the final grade. Must obtain at least 40% overall for the assessments.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5

Assessment 02 5%
Assessment Notes

Online assignment (requires calculations). Must complete at least six of the eight online assignments and both written assignments. The best six online assignments and both written assignments count towards the final grade. Must obtain at least 40% overall for the assessments.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5

Assessment 03 5%
Assessment Notes

Online assignment (requires calculations). Must complete at least six of the eight online assignments and both written assignments. The best six online assignments and both written assignments count towards the final grade. Must obtain at least 40% overall for the assessments.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5

Assessment 04 10% 150
Assessment Notes

Written assignment (requires calculations and a report). Must complete at least six of the eight online assignments and both written assignments. The best six online assignments and both written assignments count towards the final grade. Must obtain at least 40% overall for the assessments.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment 05 5%
Assessment Notes

Online assignment (requires calculations). Must complete at least six of the eight online assignments and both written assignments. The best six online assignments and both written assignments count towards the final grade. Must obtain at least 40% overall for the assessments.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5

Assessment 06 5%
Assessment Notes

Online assignment (requires calculations). Must complete at least six of the eight online assignments and both written assignments. The best six online assignments and both written assignments count towards the final grade. Must obtain at least 40% overall for the assessments.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5

Assessment 07 5%
Assessment Notes

Online assignment (requires calculations). Must complete at least six of the eight online assignments and both written assignments. The best six online assignments and both written assignments count towards the final grade. Must obtain at least 40% overall for the assessments.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5

Assessment 08 10% 150
Assessment Notes

Written assignment (requires calculations and a report). Must complete at least six of the eight online assignments and both written assignments. The best six online assignments and both written assignments count towards the final grade. Must obtain at least 40% overall for the assessments.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment 09 5%
Assessment Notes

Online assignment (requires calculations). Must complete at least six of the eight online assignments and both written assignments. The best six online assignments and both written assignments count towards the final grade. Must obtain at least 40% overall for the assessments.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5

Assessment 10 5%
Assessment Notes

Online assignment (requires calculations). Must complete at least six of the eight online assignments and both written assignments. The best six online assignments and both written assignments count towards the final grade. Must obtain at least 40% overall for the assessments.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 5

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Assessment Notes

Must obtain at least 40% in the Final Examination and obtain an overall passing grade.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3, 4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. summarise, display and interpret data sets;
  2. use computer software to generate statistics and graphical representations of data;
  3. fit and interpret simple statistical models;
  4. produce a report that is understandable by someone with little statistical knowledge, which describes statistical analysis, results and conclusions; and
  5. read, understand and critique articles that contain statistical information.