Foundations of Statistics
Unit code: SLCR102
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
1 Teaching Period
|Contact hours||Recommended 8 hours of study per week|
Related course(s)This unit if offered as part of Swinburne Online programs.
Aims and objectives
The aim of Foundations of Statistics is to develop the capacity to carry out independent statistical investigation, together with an awareness of the assumptions and limitations involved with the generalisation of the results of such investigations. Students are expected to summarise data, identify research questions, determine and identify appropriate research designs, analyse the data using the statistical package SPSS for Windows and interpret the results in a report writing format.
Teaching methodsThis unit is delivered fully online based around a model of participatory online learning.
Generic skills outcomesLearners bring a diverse wealth of experiences and graduate with individual understandings, abilities and attitudes. Within this context it is the intent of this unit that students will begin to develop the following key generic skills:
• analysis skills, problem solving skills, communications skills
• ability to tackle unfamiliar problems
• ability to work independently
Moore, D. (2000), The basic practice of statistics, 2nd edn, Freeman, New York.
Peck, R., Olsen, C., Devore, J. (2005), Introduction to statistics and data analysis, 2nd edn, Thomson Brooks/Cole, Belmont.
Utts, J. (2005), Seeing through statistics, 3rd edn, Thomson Brooks/Cole, California.