Statistical Practice 1

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
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About this unit

This online Statistical Practice 1 unit from Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University of Technology examines inferential statistics including normal distribution, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals for the proportion and mean, hypothesis testing for Pearson's r, t-tests for paired and independent data and chi-square tests.

You will also use the statistical package PASW (formerly SPSS) to obtain relevant graphs and statistics.

Core learning outcomes include selecting appropriate IBM SPSS Statistics procedures, Java applets on the web, and mathematical calculations to obtain test results. The unit also provides skills in writing reports that effectively communicate investigation findings.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any unit deemed academically equivalent.

You will require access to a recent version of SPSS.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Statistics)
  • Graduate Diploma of Science (Applied Statistics)
  • Master of Science (Applied Statistics)

Areas of study

In this Statistical Practice 1 unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Displaying and summarising categorical data
  • Summarising metric data
  • A categorical and metric variable
  • Two metric variables
  • Two categorical variables
  • Correlation and causation
  • Modelling population distribution
  • Calculation of normal percentages
  • An empirical sampling distribution
  • Theoretical sampling distributions
  • Samples to populations
  • Interval estimation
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Statistical inference for the mean
  • Two paired samples inference for the mean
  • Two independent samples inference for the mean
  • Statistical inference for the population coefficient
  • The chi-square test of independence
  • Summary of statistical inference

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Statistics), Swinburne University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Science (Applied Statistics), Swinburne University of Technology
  • Master of Science (Applied Statistics), Swinburne University of Technology

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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How will this unit advance my career?

At the completion of the unit, you will be able to graphically display dataset information, and have core competencies in the foundations of statistical inference, and sampling distributions. You will also be able to recognise when more advanced techniques are needed, and write interpretive summary reports for both descriptive and inferential statistical analysis.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Statistical Practice 1 from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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).

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