STAT101-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

# Statistics 1

15 points

Details:
 Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021 End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
• Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
• Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 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

STAT111, STAT112, DIGI103

## Equivalent Courses

STAT111, STAT112, DIGI103

## Timetable Note

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

## Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage
Tutorial attendance 10%
Online Quizzes (8 x 3%) 24%
Assignment 1 8%
Assignment 2 8%
Exam 50%

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

Please see the STAT 101 Learn 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