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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).All materials and organisational details will be available through Learn.STAT101 has 33% of assessment allocated to supervised computer-based skills tests and on-line learning modules available in Learn. Weekly participation is monitored using Learn and the skills tests are based on the on-line tutorial questions.As this is a 15 point course students should expect to spend about 150 hours on the course (NZQA guidelines).This summer occurrence of STAT101 is intended for those students who have participated in the course previously, or for other students who can demonstrate prior independent learning using on-line materials.This is a waitlisted course with enrolment subject to Head of School approval - potential students should contact the Course Coordinator in the first instance.
Students will be able to:understand a range of basic statistical concepts in - data analysis: uncertainty, variation, summary statistics; - probability: meaning of probability, sets, events and distributions; - estimation: samples, populations, parameters, estimates and uncertainty; - inference: hypotheses, tests, test statistics, test interpretations.perform and interpret a range of basic statistical procedures in - data analysis: summary statistics and graphics; - probability: calculations and identification/application of distributions; - estimation: estimation of parameters and confidence intervals; - inference: hypothesis tests and model building.use Excel in performing statistical calculations and producing diagrams;identify applications of statistics in other university subjects.
STAT111, STAT112, DIGI103
Students must attend one activity from each section.
The timetable runs November 2020 to February 2021.
There is no set text for STAT101. However, we recommend Triola (2010), Elementary Statistics Using Excel, Pearson; and Mind on Statistics Australian & New Zealand by Macgillivray, Utts and Heckard second edition for general reading.Black, Asafu-Adjaye, Khan, Perera, Edwards, Harris, (2007) Australasian Business Statistics, Wiley, (especially for business students) and Wild and Seber (2000) Chance Encounters, Wiley, (for general interest) are also useful and there are many other suitable texts.
General information for students
This summer occurrence of STAT101 is intended for those students who have participated in the course previously, or for other students who can demonstrate prior independent learning using on-line materials.This is a waitlisted course with enrolment subject to Head of School approval - potential students should contact the Course Coordinator in the first instance.
Domestic fee $780.00
International fee $4,250.00
* 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.