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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.
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
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Contact hours30 hours of tutorials.
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.
Lock, Robin H. et al;
Statistics : unlocking the power of data
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).
General information for students
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