INTRODUCTION TO DATA ANALYSIS

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an introduction to applied statistics. It introduces students to the basic applied statistical methods used in psychology, biology, medicine, health, engineering, business, sociology and arts. The three main areas of study are descriptive statistics, probability distributions and statistical inference. The use of the SPSS statistical computing package is an integral part of the subject.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Farchione

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects STA1LS; STA1SS; STA1PSY; STA1STM; STA1CTS; BUS1BAN; ECO1ISB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSTAT 2PrescribedJohnson and Kuby (2012)Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning
TechnologiesSPSS Grad packRecommendedVersion 22IBM

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify, calculate and interpret appropriate numerical and graphical summaries for univariate and bivariate data.

Activities:
Directed Readings 1 and 2: This consists of readings from the prescribed textbook; and online video clips that (i) explain the readings and (ii) cover practical examples using SPSS. Aplia Online Quizzes 1 and 2: This learning activity contains conceptual problems that are based on the material covered in the directed readings 1 and 2, respectively. Students learn from their mistakes by receiving detailed feedback from each incorrect answer. Assignment 1: Consists of 3 short answer questions that involve SPSS, calculations and written conclusions. (Formative Assessment) Online Discussion Forums 1 and 2: Topics covered in directed readings 1 and 2 are discussed by students and teachers via the asynchronous online discussion forums 1 and 2.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

02. Calculate probabilities and other quantities from discrete, continuous and sampling probability distributions.

Activities:
Directed Readings 3 and 4: This consists of readings from the prescribed textbook; and video clips that (i) explain the readings and (ii) cover practical examples using SPSS. Aplia Online Quizzes 3 and 4: This learning activity contains conceptual problems that are based on the directed readings 3 and 4, respectively. Students learn from their mistakes by receiving detailed feedback from each incorrect answer. Assignment 2: Consists of three short answer questions that involve calculations and written conclusions. (Formative Assessment) Online Discussion Forums 3 and 4: Topics covered in directed readings 3 and 4 are discussed by students and teachers via the asynchronous online discussion forums 3 and 4.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

03. Identify and apply appropriate statistical inference methods for decision making.

Activities:
Directed Readings 5-10: This consists of readings from the prescribed textbook; and video clips that (i) explain the readings and (ii) cover practical examples using SPSS. Aplia Online Quizzes 5-10: This learning activity contains conceptual problems that are based on the material covered in the directed readings 5-10, respectively. Students learn from their mistakes by receiving detailed feedback from each incorrect answer. Assignments 3-5: Each Assignment consists of three short answer questions that involve SPSS, calculations and written conclusions. (Formative Assessment) Online Discussion Forums 5-10: Topics covered in directed readings 5-10.are discussed by students and teachers via the asynchronous online discussion forums 5-10.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

04. Compute, display and interpret numerical and graphical summaries and various statistical inference procedures using the SPSS statistical software package.

Activities:
Directed Readings 1, 2 and 5-10: This consists of readings from the prescribed textbook; and video clips that (I) explain the readings and (ii) cover practical examples using SPSS. Assignments 1 and 3-5: Each Assignment consists of three short answer questions that involve SPSS, calculations and written conclusions. (Formative assessment) Online Discussion Forums 1, 2 and 5-10: Topics covered in directed readings 1, 2 and 5-10 are discussed by students and teachers via the asynchronous online discussion forums 1, 2 and 5-10.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

05. Apply basic numeracy skills for calculating various quantities in statistics.

Activities:
Directed Readings 1-10: This consists of readings from the prescribed textbook and video clips that explain the readings and cover practical examples. Aplia Online Quizzes 1-10: This learning activity contains conceptual problems that are based on the material covered in the directed readings 1-10, respectively. Students learn from their mistakes by receiving detailed feedback from each incorrect answer. Assignments 1-5: Each Assignment consists of three short answer questions that involve SPSS, calculations and written conclusions. (Formative Assessment) Online Discussion Forums 1-10: Topics covered in directed readings 1-10 are discussed by students and teachers via the asynchronous online discussion forums 1-10.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

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