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STAT11048 Essential Statistics
Essential Statistics
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Unit Profile Correction added on 15-05-20

The end of term examination has now been changed to a 24 hour take home exam. Please see your Moodle site for details of the assessment. The learning outcomes assessed are unchanged.

General Information

Overview

This unit introduces students to the concepts and applications of probability and statistical modelling involving questions of estimation, inference, regression and correlation. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability and probability distributions (binomial, Poisson, normal), confidence intervals, one and two sample hypothesis tests, one way analysis of variance, chi-square tests, linear regression and correlation. The use of a calculator and a statistical/spreadsheet computer package for data analysis is covered.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2020

Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
3. Examination
Weighting: 60%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student Feedback

Feedback

A glossary of Statistics symbols is needed in the Study Guide and on the Moodle website.

Recommendation

A glossary of Statistics symbols will be added to the Moodle website for the next offering and to the Study Guide when a new edition is written.

Feedback from Student Feedback

Feedback

Use a math test at the start of Term to identify areas of math inadequacy.

Recommendation

Discuss this issue with the Maths group in the Academic Learning Centre and identify appropriate diagnostic test materials and resources.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Introduce the basic concepts of data handling and statistical analysis including some considerations of sampling theory.
  2. Introduce the concept of probability and to consider the applications of several probability distributions to the solution of problems.
  3. Draw statistical conclusions about a population based on a sample of data using one sample, two sample and ANOVA tests.
  4. Use a calculator and computer software to perform statistical calculations.

This unit is designed to provide a foundation in statistical thinking as applied to decision making in life.

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Written Assessment - 20%
3 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

STAT11048 Study Guide

4th edition (2019)
Authors: Ross Shepherd
CQUniversity Publishing
Rockhampton Rockhampton , Queensland , Australia
Binding: Paperback
Supplementary

Business Statistics, Abridged: Australia & New Zealand

7th edition (2017)
Authors: E. A. Selvanathan, S. Selvanathan and G.Keller
Cengage Learning Australia Pty Ltd
Melbourne Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
ISBN: 9780170369473
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

Copies are available for purchase at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Microsoft Excel or Equivalent Spreadsheet Application
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Antony Dekkers Unit Coordinator
a.dekkers@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction to Statistics

Chapter

Study Guide - Chapter 1

Selvanathan Textbook - Chapters 1 & 3, plus Chapter 2 (Sections 2.1 & 2.2 only)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Watch lecture videos and do tutorial exercises for Week 1.

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Data Distributions

Chapter

Study Guide - Chapter 2

Selvanathan Textbook - Chapter 4 (Section 4.1 only)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Watch lecture videos and do tutorial exercises for Week 2.

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Central Tendency and Dispersion

Chapter

Study Guide - Chapter 3

Selvanathan Textbook - Chapter 5 (all Sections except 5.5)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Watch lecture videos and do tutorial exercises for Week 3.

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Counting Principles and Probability

Chapter

Study Guide - Chapter 4

Selvanathan Textbook - Chapter 6 (all Sections except 6.5)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Watch lecture videos and do tutorial exercises for Week 4.

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Discrete Probability Distributions

Chapter

Study Guide - Chapter 5

Selvanathan Textbook - Chapter 7 (all Sections except 7.4 & 7.5)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Watch lecture videos and do tutorial exercises for Week 5.


Assignment 1 Quiz Due: Week 5 Friday (10 Apr 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Continuous Probability Distributions

Chapter

Study Guide - Chapter 6

Selvanathan Textbook - Chapter 8 (all Sections except 8.4)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Watch lecture videos and do tutorial exercises for Week 6.

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Sampling and Sampling Distributions

Chapter

Study Guide - Chapter 7

Selvanathan Textbook - Chapter 2 (Sections 2.3 to 2.5), plus Chapter 9 (Sections 9.1 to 9.4 & 9.6)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Watch lecture videos and do tutorial exercises for Week 7.

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Estimation

Chapter

Study Guide - Chapter 8

Selvanathan Textbook - Chapter 10 (all Sections)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Watch lecture videos and do tutorial exercises for Week 8.

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

Hypothesis Tests for a Population Mean or Proportion

Chapter

Study Guide - Chapter 9

Selvanathan Textbook - Chapter 12 (all Sections except 12.5)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Watch lecture videos and do tutorial exercises for Week 9.


Assignment 2 Quiz Due: Week 9 Friday (15 May 2020) 11:45 am AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Hypothesis Tests for Two or More Population Means

Chapter

Study Guide - Chapter 10

Selvanathan Textbook - Chapter 13 (Sections 13.1 & 13.2 only)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Watch lecture videos and do tutorial exercises for Week 10.

Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

Linear Regression and Correlation

Chapter

Study Guide - Chapter 12

Selvanathan Textbook - Chapter 4 (Section 4.3 only), plus Chapter 15 (Sections 15.1 to 15.3, & read parts of 15.4 & 15.6)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Watch lecture videos and do tutorial exercises for Week 11.

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chi-Square Tests

Chapter

Study Guide - Chapter 11

Selvanathan Textbook - Chapter 14 (all Sections)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Watch lecture videos and do tutorial exercises for Week 12.

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Contact information for the Unit Coordinator: Antony Dekkers.

email: a.dekkers@cqu.edu.au

Telephone (Office): 0749309355

Office: Rockhampton, North, CQUniversity, Building 32, Ground Floor, Room G38.

If you have any individual queries, please do not hesitate to email me and I will get back to you within two working days.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 1 Quiz

Task Description

Assignment 1 is a Moodle Quiz which consists of 20 multiple choice questions which examine topics from Weeks 1 to 4 of the unit. Full details about the Assignment 1 Quiz are available on the STAT11048 Moodle website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Friday (10 Apr 2020) 11:45 pm AEST

Submit in Week 5 by 11pm on Friday.


Return Date to Students

Week 7 Friday (1 May 2020)

Results will be available to students two weeks after the submission date. Consequently extension requests greater than 14 days will be denied except under exceptional circumstances.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Each quiz question is worth one (1) mark, which gives a total of twenty (20) marks or 20% for Assignment 1. Further details about Assignment 1 are available on the STAT11048 Moodle website.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
See the STAT11048 Moodle website for details about assignment submission.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Introduce the basic concepts of data handling and statistical analysis including some considerations of sampling theory.
  • Introduce the concept of probability and to consider the applications of several probability distributions to the solution of problems.
  • Use a calculator and computer software to perform statistical calculations.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Assignment 2 Quiz

Task Description

Assignment 2 is a Moodle Quiz which consists of 20 multiple choice questions which examine topics from Weeks 5 to 8 of the unit. Full details about the Assignment 2 Quiz are available on the STAT11048 Moodle website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Friday (15 May 2020) 11:45 am AEST

Submit in Week 9 by 11pm on Friday


Return Date to Students

Week 11 Friday (29 May 2020)

Results will be available to students two weeks after the submission date. Consequently extension requests greater than 14 days will be denied except under exceptional circumstances.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Each quiz question is worth one (1) mark, which gives a total of twenty (20) marks or 20% for Assignment 2. Further details about Assignment 2 are available on the STAT11048 Moodle website.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
See the STAT11048 Moodle website for details about assignment submission.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Introduce the basic concepts of data handling and statistical analysis including some considerations of sampling theory.
  • Introduce the concept of probability and to consider the applications of several probability distributions to the solution of problems.
  • Draw statistical conclusions about a population based on a sample of data using one sample, two sample and ANOVA tests.
  • Use a calculator and computer software to perform statistical calculations.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Ethical practice

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
60%

Length
180 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass unit - 40% (or 24 of the 60 marks available on the exam)

Exam Conditions
Closed Book

Materials
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - all non-communicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised
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