Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will be introduced to statistical methods which are frequently used in science, psychology, health science and the social sciences. Topics include descriptive treatment of sample data, elementary probability and distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing of means and proportions. Other topics may include sample survey techniques, introduction to regression and chi-squared distribution. The statistical package SPSS will also be introduced.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChristopher Lenard

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjects STA1LS, STA2LS, STA1SS, STA2SS,STA1CTS, STA1PSY, ECO1ISB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe basic practice of statistics & CDRPrescribedMoore, DS, Notz, WI and Fligner, MA 20136TH EDN, W.H. FREEMAN, NEW YORK.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Lenard

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one 3-hour examination70
two 45-minute tests (each 15%)In order to pass the subject, a mark of at least 40% must be obtained on the examination, as well as an overall mark of at least 50%.30