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This course covers the development of statistical concepts and their application to complex systems.
The development of the ideas, techniques and applications of statistics and probability. The emphasis is on applying statistics to problems, selecting sensible techniques, following the methodology and interpreting the results. Understanding the concepts and computer-based solutions are emphasised and data science applications to commerce, the social sciences, the humanities, science and engineering are considered. Particular topics include data analysis, summary statistics, probability, statistical distributions, estimation and inference (including confidence intervals, hypothesis tests and modelling).
Students that complete DATA401 should leave the course withA solid conceptual understanding of key statistical concepts and techniques.The ability and confidence to perform a basic statistical analyses with data, including summarizing data, visualising data and making statistical inferences.Experience using technology to perform statistical procedures.An understanding of the importance of data collection and its role in determining the scope of a statistical inference.The knowledge of which statistical methods to use in which situations and how to interpret their results in context.A solid statistical foundation for further study in statistics.
Subject to approval of the Head of School
Students must attend one activity from each section.
School of Mathematics and Statistics Postgraduate Handbook
General information for students
Domestic fee $952.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Mathematics and Statistics.