• Class Number 5510
  • Term Code 3360
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Markus Hahn
    • Dr Markus Hahn
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 24/07/2023
  • Class End Date 27/10/2023
  • Census Date 31/08/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
SELT Survey Results

This course is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills to analyse large survey data sets to answer research and policy questions. Students will be introduced to a number of multivariate statistical methods for analysing numeric, nominal and ordinal data. Methods covered include Ordinary Least Squares regression, multinomial and ordinal logistic regression, and principal component and factor analysis. Participants will use a major computer statistical software package such as Stata to apply the methods to survey data and to interpret and discuss the results of their data analysis.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. construct a research question using theory and data;
  2. justify the use of a particular technique;
  3. present and interpret statistical research results; and
  4. use statistical software such as Stata to conduct a range of multivariate statistical techniques.

Required Resources

Students will need a personal computer with Stata 17 (or a later version) to work on assessment tasks. Stata can be obtained through the university. More information will be provided on Wattle. 

Whether you are on campus or studying online, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Introduction to the course
2 Survey error, standard error and survey weights Assignment 1
3 Regression modelling 1 Assignment 2
4 Regression modelling 2 Assignment 3
5 Regression modelling 3 Assignment 4
6 Linear probability, logit and probit models Assignment 5
7 Logit and probit continued Project proposal
8 Multinomial and ordinal regression
9 Count data regression Quiz
10 Principal component analysis and factor analysis
11 Poster presentation Presentation
12 Poster project Poster submission

Tutorial Registration

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.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Assignments 1-5 20 % * * 2,3,4
Project proposal 5 % 18/09/2023 25/09/2023 1,2,3,4
Quiz 5 % 09/10/2023 16/10/2023 3
Poster presentation 10 % * 23/10/2023 1,2,3,4
Poster project 40 % 27/10/2023 30/11/2023 1,2,3,4
Take-home exam 20 % * 30/11/2023 2,3

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using 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. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 20 %
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4

Assignments 1-5

Students will submit a weekly assignment between weeks 2 and 6. Each of these 5 assignments will be based on material covered in that week. Students are required to create a small number of tables or figures and provide a brief interpretation. Each assignment is worth 5%; however, only the 4 highest marked assignments will count toward the final grade. The entire assessment task contributes 20% to the final grade.

Assignments are released after each computer lab, and students have about a week to complete it. Late submissions are not permitted.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 18/09/2023
Return of Assessment: 25/09/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Project proposal

Students will submit a proposal of no more than one page by the due date. This assessment task will allow students to receive timely feedback on their planned poster project. If students wish to make major changes to the proposal after it has been marked and feedback been given, they should discussed this with the course convenor first.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 09/10/2023
Return of Assessment: 16/10/2023
Learning Outcomes: 3


Students will take an online quiz that tests their ability to interpret the output of linear and non-linear regression models. The quiz is based on the regression models discussed in weeks 1 to 9.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Return of Assessment: 23/10/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Poster presentation

Students will be required to briefly talk about their poster project during class. The format will be 5 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of Q&A. The presentation will take place in week 11. This will allow students to receive feedback before they submit their poster project.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 40 %
Due Date: 27/10/2023
Return of Assessment: 30/11/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Poster project

Students will conduct a research project and submit a poster by the end of week 12. Students will be required to upload an electronic copy in Wattle. A hardcopy will also be required, but this requirement is subject to change.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 20 %
Return of Assessment: 30/11/2023
Learning Outcomes: 2,3

Take-home exam

Students will be required to take an online exam through Wattle. Once a student starts the exam, they will have 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete it. The exam will take place during the examination period. It will cover weeks 1-10 of the course.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Returning Assignments

Assignments will be returned electronically through Wattle or in class.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Resubmission of assignments is not allowed.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

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