STATISTICS AND EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN
Credit points: 15
This subject will provide an introduction to statistical concepts and techniques and the application of statistics in management and decision making in a variety of primary industries contexts. Students will develop a practical knowledge of selected statistical concepts, theories and methodologies including an understanding of experimental design and sampling techniques within a management context for a range of primary industries. Students will develop practical skills in basic statistical analysis techniques to interpret, transform, manipulate and present data. This includes the use of a variety of statistical software packages to analyse and interpret sample data summaries and draw inferences that inform enterprise and industry decision-makers. An understanding of and the ability to use appropriate terminology will assist students to develop confidence in presenting findings and in-turn enhance future career opportunities.
FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering
Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites Admission into SBATE
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||The practice of statistics in the life sciences||Prescribed||Baldi, B & Moore, D 2009||NEW YORK, W.H. FREEMAN|
|Readings||Common errors in statistics||Recommended||Good, P & Hardin, J 2006||2ND EDN, JOHN WILEY AND SONS, NEW YORK, USA|
|Readings||Essential mathematics and statistics for science||Recommended||Currell, G & Dowman, A 2005||JOHN WILEY & SONS, NEW YORK, USA|
|Readings||Modern elementary statistics||Recommended||Freund, J 2003||11TH EDN, PRENTICE-HALL, NEW YORK USA|
|Readings||Statistics and experimental design: an introduction for biologists and biochemists||Recommended||Clarke, G 2003||3RD EDN, HODDER ARNOLD, NEW YORK USA|
|Readings||The basic practice of Statistics||Recommended||Moore, D 2010||5TH EDN, W.H. FREEMAN, NEW YORK, USA|
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Epping, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sale
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Assignments (4 assignments approx. 1800 words)||50|
|Final exam (2 hours)||30|
|Mid-semester test (1 hour)||20|