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The online Statistics for Social Research unit is designed to teach you how to analyse quantitative data for the purpose of social science research.
Offered through Open Universities Australia and delivered in partnership with Griffith University, the unit is designed for individuals with little or no experience with statistics, and is particularly helpful to those working within fields such as psychology, criminology and the social sciences.
By studying this unit you will learn how to measure, hypothesise and analyse statistical data for research investigations and understand how to infer meaning from the data you collect.
You will also learn about variability, correlations and reliability, effect sizes and non-parametric statistical tests.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, students are required to complete a number of first year and second year units.
In this criminology unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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By studying this statistics unit, you’ll gain a foundational understanding of the basic concepts of data measurement, sampling distributions and variability – a skillset that will aid your research skills and ability to infer meaning from data. The unit will also teach you how to:
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.