DATA401-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)

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.

This occurrence of the course is for approved online students only. On-campus students should enrol in the (C) occurrence of this course.

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 DATA401 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

Course Coordinator

Marco Reale

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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