MASTERS STATISTICS THESIS A

STA5THA

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The Master of Statistical Science thesis is a minor thesis written during the second year of the Master of Statistical Science. In this thesis, the student demonstrates at least one of the following: (a) an understanding of a statistical research problem, (b) the numerical solution of a statistical research problem, (c) carries out research in statistics leading to new results or (d) gains experience in analysing real-life data.The code for this thesis is split into two parts: STA5THA (which is taken in the first semester of this second year) and STA5THB (which is taken in the second semester of this second year). STATHA is allocated 15 credit points and STATHB is allocated 30 credit points, resulting in a total of 45 credit points for the thesis.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Kabaila

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Requires coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate specialised theoretical and technical knowledge of the topic of the thesis.

Activities:
Meetings with thesis supervisor. Preparation and writing of the thesis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Use specialised cognitive and technical skills to critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories relevant to the topic.

Activities:
Meetings with thesis supervisor. Preparation and writing of the thesis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Apply established theories and research methods to a body of knowledge relevant to the topic of the thesis.

Activities:
Meetings with thesis supervisor. Preparation and writing of the thesis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Use advanced communication skills to transmit knowledge and ideas of statistics to others.

Activities:
Meetings with thesis supervisor. Preparation and writing of the thesis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a researcher.

Activities:
Meetings with thesis supervisor. Preparation and writing of the thesis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Kabaila

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Supervised research under the supervision of a staff member equivalent to a total of 150 hours."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Thesis (30-90 pages including appendices and bibiliography)Hurdle requirement: present a talk about the work carried out in the thesis. The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for STA5THA and STA5THB.100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Kabaila

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours supervised research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Supervised research under the supervision of a staff member equivalent to a total of 150 hours."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Thesis (30-90 pages including appendices and bibiliography)Hurdle requirement: present a talk about the work carried out in the thesis. The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for STA5THA and STA5THB.100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05