• Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Statistics
  • Areas of interest Actuarial Studies, Statistics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Michael Martin
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course introduces the principles of data representation, summarisation and presentation with particular emphasis on the use of graphics. The course will use the S-Plus Language in a modern computing environment. Topics to be discussed include: Data representation; examples of good and bad graphics; principles of graphic construction; some pitfalls to be avoided; presentation graphics. Graphics environments; interactive graphics; windows; linked windows; graphics objects. Statistical graphics; stem and leaf plots, box plots, histograms; smoothing histograms; quantile-quantile plots; representing multivariate data; scatterplots; clustering; stars and faces; dynamic graphics including data rotation and brushing. Relationships between variables; smoothing scatterplots; simple regression; modelling and diagnostic plots; exploring surfaces; contour plots and perspective plots; multiple regression; relationships in time and space; time series modelling and diagnostic plots.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of this course students should have an understanding of and be able to understand and apply the principles of data representation, summarisation and presentation with particular emphasis on the use of graphics. In particular, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and be able to apply the principles of good data representation
  2. Recognize and critique examples of good and bad graphics
  3. Understand and apply the principles of good graphic construction
  4. Understand and be able to use various graphics environments, interactive graphics and graphics objects.
  5. Construct graphical representations of one-dimensional data
  6. Construct graphical representations for multivariate data including scatterplots, and dynamic graphics incorporating data rotation and brushing.
  7. Be able to use diagnostic plots when conducting statistical modelling to explore and refine statistical models for data
  8. Construct and interpret graphical displays for dependent data

The learning outcomes are open-ended in the sense that students are expected to develop the skills to analyse data without necessarily being told beforehand what tools of analysis will be needed during the analysis.


Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

Assignments 40%

Project  60%

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Workload

10 hours per week.

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:
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 $2916
2004 $2916
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 $3234
2004 $3234
2005 $3234
2006 $3534
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3942
2011 $3942
2012 $3942
2013 $3942
2014 $3948
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7347 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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