- Code STAT1003
- 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 Statistics
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Grace Chiu
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2016
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This course introduces students to the philosophy and methods of modern statistical data analysis and inference, with a particular focus on applications to the life sciences.
Why and how to use: tables to organise and summarise data; graphics to present statistical information; measures of location and spread for univariate distributions. Concepts of randomness, uncertainty, random variables, probability distributions (including uniform, binomial, normal), and sampling distributions and how to apply these for inference from small and large samples through: 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. This course makes extensive use of R statistical analysis package interfaced through R Studio.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students should have the knowledge and skills to:
- Summarise and graph data appropriately;
- Work with random variables and probability distributions and understand the rationale behind them;
- Understand and use the normal distribution appropriately;
- Identify when and how to carry out basic statistical inference including confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression and ANOVA; and,
- Identify contexts in which a method may be appropriate (e.g. using a large sample method when sample size is small).
See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available.
- Assignments (heavy focus on computing and interpretation of methods and results)
- Three hour final examination. The final exam will be closed book except for notes (prepared by the student) on 3 sheets of double sided paper.
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Three lectures to review online distributed materials, and one tutorial per week plus private study time on textbook and online distributed materials (including but not limited to recorded lectures, lecture slides, supplementary handouts, tutorial instructions and solutions, assignment solutions).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsDavid M Diez, Christopher D Barr, Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel (2015), OpenIntro Statistics, 3rd Edition
(online text from https://www.openintro.org/stat/textbook.php)
Assumed KnowledgeYou are assumed to have already mastered some basic postsecondary mathematical concepts and techniques (summation sets, simple functions and their derivatives and integrals). If you aren't sure whether you already have that background training, you should audit the 5-week Introductory Mathematics supplementary lectures (not part of the STAT1003 curriculum). More information will be available on the course outline.
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- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2697||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|