• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Statistics
  • Areas of interest Statistics
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Gaurav Khemka
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course introduces students to the methods and philosophy of modern statistical data analysis and inference, with a particular focus on applications in the life sciences.

Using tables to organise and summarise data; using graphics to present statistical information; measures of location and spread for univariate distributions. An introductory discussion of: normal and binomial distributions; sampling distributions; inference from small and large samples; confidence intervals; hypothesis testing in one- and two-sample cases; p-values; linear regression models and Analysis of Variance. Examples and applications will be drawn extensively from the life sciences, particularly Biology. The course has a strong emphasis on computing and graphical methods, and uses a variety of real-world problems to motivate the theory and methods required for carrying out statistical data analysis. The course makes extensive use of the Minitab statistical analysis package.

Learning Outcomes

To achieve an understanding of and facility in the following:

  • to summarise and graph data,
  • to work with random variables and probability distributions,
  • to understand and use the normal distribution;
  • to carry out basic statistical inference including confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression and ANOVA

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

• Assignments worth 20%

• One hour mid-term examination valued at 20%. The mid-term exam is redeemable.

• Three hour final examination worth 60% (or 80% if the mid-term exam is redeemed). The final exam will be open-book.


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Workload

Three lectures and one tutorial per week plus private study time.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed STAT 1008

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2922
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2922
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3288
2007 $3426
2008 $3426
2009 $3426
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3276 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person

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