- Code STAT7026
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Rsch Sch of Finance, Actuarial Studies & App Stats
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Statistics
- Areas of interest Actuarial Studies, Statistics
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Michael Martin
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2014
See Future Offerings
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.
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:
- Understand and be able to apply the principles of good data representation
- Recognize and critique examples of good and bad graphics
- Understand and apply the principles of good graphic construction
- Understand and be able to use various graphics environments, interactive graphics and graphics objects.
- Construct graphical representations of one-dimensional data
- Construct graphical representations for multivariate data including scatterplots, and dynamic graphics incorporating data rotation and brushing.
- Be able to use diagnostic plots when conducting statistical modelling to explore and refine statistical models for data
- 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.
See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available.
The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
10 hours per week.
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:
- 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.
- Domestic fee paying students
- International fee paying students
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|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|