Using R for Statistical Analysis

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 Using R for Statistical Analysis unit from Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University of Technology demonstrates the theory and principles of generalised linear models.

After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to arrange and consolidate large datasets in an R software environment.

You will also be able to perform advanced programing in an R software environment, and relate the basics of fundamental probability distributions to a range of GLM models needed for different types of data.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed any unit deemed academically equivalent. To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed the following:

  • Multivariate Statistics

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

  • Master of Science (Applied Statistics)

Areas of study

In this Using R for Statistical Analysis unit, the topics you will study include:

  • R data types and syntax
  • Describing and summarising data with R
  • Probability distributions and simulation
  • Classical hypothesis testing and confidence intervals
  • The linear modelling framework: extensions of multiple regression
  • Maximum likelihood estimation
  • Bayesian estimation using Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • 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 provides core competencies in using GLM results in comprehensive reports, and formulating practical, user-friendly solutions to real life problems in a self-contained statistical model in an R software environment.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in HMS796 — Using R for Statistical Analysis 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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