DATA401-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Statistics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

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).

Learning Outcomes

  • Students that complete STAT101 should leave the course with
  • A 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.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval of the Head of School

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 E7 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 E5 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
04 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
05 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 038 Lab 4 (21/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
Jack Erskine 033 Lab 1 (21/7-25/8, 15/9-20/10)
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Administrator

Cameron Bell

Lecturer

Cameron Bell

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $952.00

* 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.

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