Statistics for Decision Making

    Unit code: NEM1002 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park


    This unit of study will introduce students to data analysis and statistical techniques used in the workplace and community to help make sense of the vast amounts of data collected in all fields. It will include displaying and describing data, sampling and population distributions, probability and combinatorics and inferential statistics and their use to make decisions. This is an introductory unit in a mathematics major or minor unit set. It has been designed to be particularly useful for pre-service teachers, and students studying science.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Articulate data collection methods, types of variables, types of data;
    2. Present data using graphical and numerical methods;
    3. Conduct elementary-level exploratory data analysis, to gain in particular, basic knowledge from real life data using basic statistical tools;
    4. Explain the concepts of probability and combinatorics and calculate probability for various continuous and discrete variables;
    5. Make various statistical inferences using Estimation and Hypothesis Testing.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 20%
    Six Post-Class Quizzes
    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 40%
    Three In-Class Quizzes
    Assessment type: Assignment
    Grade: 15%
    PBL Activity
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 25%
    Project (Plan, Report and Presentation)

    Required reading

    Learning material will be provided by Lecturers and Tutors.

    As part of a course

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