STAT101-23SU2 (C) Summer Nov 2023 start

Statistics 1

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 27 November 2023
End Date: Sunday, 11 February 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 10 December 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 January 2024


An introduction to the ideas, techniques and applications of statistics and probability.

This course introduces ideas, techniques and applications of statistics and probability. The emphasis is on applying statistics to problems, selecting sensible techniques, following the methodology and interpreting the results. Understanding the concepts and computer-based solutions are emphasised and applications to commerce, the social sciences, the humanities, science and engineering are considered. Topics include data analysis, summary statistics, estimation, bootstrapping, statistical distributions, inference (including confidence intervals, hypothesis tests and modelling) and probability.

This is a 15 point course so you should spend about 150 hours on the course (NZQA guidelines). The summer occurrence of STAT101 is condensed into 6 weeks. We recommend 20 hours per week on average and additional time for revision and examination preparation. If you do this, records show you are most likely to pass the course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students that complete STAT101 should leave the course with:
  • A solid conceptual understanding of key statistical concepts and techniques.
  • The ability and confidence to perform basic statistical analyses with data, including summarising data, visualising data and making statistical inferences.
  • Experience using technology to perform statistical procedures.
  • An understanding of the importance of data collection and its role in determining the scope of a statistical inference.
  • The knowledge of which statistical methods to use in which situations and how to interpret their results in context.
  • A solid statistical foundation for further study in statistics.


STAT111, STAT112, DIGI103

Equivalent Courses

STAT111, STAT112, DIGI103

Timetable Note

Contact hours
30 hours of tutorials.

Course Coordinators

David Rodda and Cameron Bell


Cameron Bell , David Rodda and Hilary Seddon


Speedy Jiang


The assessment for STAT101 is as follows:

Tutorial Attendance (Best 10 of 12 – 0.5% each) 5%
Orientation Quiz 1%
Quizzes (8 x 4%) 32%
Assignments (2 x 6%) 12%
Exam 50%

To obtain a clear pass (≥ C-), you must obtain at least 50% overall and at least 40% in the final examination.

Please see the STAT101 home page for the Course Outline to provide further details of the assessment.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Lock, Robin H. et al; Statistics : unlocking the power of data ; Second edition; Wiley, 2017 (The enhanced e-version contains many useful resources including video solutions to practice exercises, solutions to exercises with complete working and video tutorials for each section’s learning objectives).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $824.00

International fee $4,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Mathematics and Statistics .

All STAT101 Occurrences

  • STAT101-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance) - Not Offered - see department for alternatives
  • STAT101-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023
  • STAT101-23SU2 (C) Summer Nov 2023 start
  • STAT101-23S2 (D) Semester Two 2023 (Distance) - Not Offered - see department for alternatives
  • STAT101-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023