DIGI103-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Statistics 1

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

An introduction to the ideas, techniques and applications of statistics and probability.

An introduction to 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 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).

As this is a 15 point course students should expect to spend about 150 hours on the course (NZQA guidelines), which comes to 10 hours per week for a 12 week semester on average. If you do this, records show you are most likely to pass the course.

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.

Restrictions

Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 08:00 - 09:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 08:00 - 09:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
04 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
05 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 035 Lab 2
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Timetable Note

Contact hours
24 hours of lectures, 12 hours of examples classes, 12 hours of tutorials.

Course Coordinator

Blair Robertson

Assessment

To obtain a clear pass (≥ C-), you must obtain at least 50% overall and at least  40% in the final examination.

Please see the STAT101 home page for the Course Outline to provide further details of the assessment.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Lock, Robin H. et al; Statistics : unlocking the power of data; Second edition; Wiley, 2017 (The enhanced e-version contains many useful resources including video solutions to practice exercises, solutions to exercises with complete working and video tutorials for each section’s learning objectives).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $788.00

International fee $4,438.00

* 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.

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