Statistical Practice 2

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 2 unit from Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University of Technology covers statistical analysis based on the researcher’s hypothesis, variable measurement levels, and testing of appropriate assumptions.

At the completion of this unit, students will be able to select appropriate IBM SPSS Statistics procedures, Java applets on the web, and mathematical calculations to analyse data in a variety of contexts.

Eligibility

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

It’s recommended that you have completed the following unit, or have equivalent knowledge, before starting this unit:

  • Statistical Practice 1

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 2 unit, the topics you will study include:

  • ANOVA
  • Introduction to the analysis of variance – the single factor, independent and groups design
  • Using SPSS to produce an analysis of variance
  • Reporting an analysis of variance
  • Analytical comparisons in the single factor independent groups design
  • The completely randomised factorial design and report writing
  • Analysis of variance for the single factor within subjects and report writing
  • The mixed factorial design
  • Regression and nonparametric methods
  • Correlation, regression and inference for regression
  • Investigating the assumptions of regression
  • Data transformations
  • Non-parametric methods for single and related groups
  • Association between two ordinal variables
  • Association between two categorical variables
  • Review of the chi-square test
  • Measuring the strength of the association in tables
  • Non-parametric methods for single and related groups
  • Non-parametric methods for independent groups
  • Choosing the correct statistical test

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • 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?

This unit builds upon skills learned in Statistical Practice 1 and provides competencies in concepts of effect size, sample size, one or two tailed tests, levels of significance and power of a statistical test. You will also have skills in writing interpretive inferential statistical summary reports.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Statistical Practice 2 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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