Faculty of Science
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Descriptive statistics, scatter plots, correlation, line of best fit. Elementary probability theory. Confidence intervals and hypothesis tests using normal, t and binomial distributions. Use of computer software. Formal treatment of statistical analyses and the role of probability in statistical inference.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
Examination (3 hours): 70%
Assignments, laboratory exercises and tests: 30%.
Three 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour support class per week
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SCI1020, VCE Mathematical methods 3 and 4, or equivalent international qualifications listed in the Unit Guide.