Faculty of Science
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Associate Professor Jonathan Keith (Clayton); Dr. Chen Won Sun (Malaysia)
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:
Final examination (3 hours): 70%
Assignments, laboratory exercises and tests: 30%.
Three 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour support class per week
See also Unit timetable information
SCI1020, VCE Mathematical methods 3 and 4, or equivalent international qualifications listed in the Unit Guide.