• Offered by Research School of Earth Sciences
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Earth and Marine Science
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr David Heslop
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
    Second Semester 2017
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Data analysis is the most powerful tool we have for separating scientific fact from fiction. The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to statistical and numerical techniques that are useful in the analysis and characterisation of geological data. A focus will be placed on conceptual understanding of how specific methods work and the situations in which they can and cannot be applied. A number of practical examples will be discussed during the course, providing the opportunity for hands-on learning through the processing of real data sets with statistical software and data evaluation programs. The experience gained in this course will help students approach their own research problems.

Learning Outcomes

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

After completing the course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Understand and perform a suite of statistical techniques
  2. Evaluate data sets using appropriate techniques
  3. Assess quality of data needed to obtain specific goals
  4. Communicate effectively a variety of data analysis tools to Earth Science research problems

Indicative Assessment

• Theory exam  (50% LO 1, 2, 3)

•  Practicals (50% LO 1-4)


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Workload

Intensive course with a total of 30 hours of lectures and 35 hours of practicals. Students are expected to spend an additional 60 hours on work related to the course.


Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with EMSC4123

Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of Mathematics

Fees

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

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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
2017 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3601 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8588 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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