Statistics and data analysis (ES015)

Develop your critical analysis and decision-making skills in a technology rich environment.

With data-driven decisions now a fundamental part of business operations, RMIT provides you with the skills to be a business-ready problem solver.

What you will study

Introduction to Probability and Statistics (Semester 1)

Available for study on campus

This course provides a broad introduction to statistical techniques and data analysis using statistical packages. It provides a basic background in statistics and their application. Topics areas include: summarising univariate and bi-variate data, fitting the regression line to bivariate data, using computer packages to analyse univariate and bivariate data, discrete and continuous random variables, binomial and normal distributions and generating random data using statistical packages.

For complete information on course assessment tasks and learning outcomes check the course guide.

Basic Statistical Methodologies (Semester 2)

Available for study on campus

This course extends the probability and statistics material covered in semester one and provides the theoretical foundations of statistical analysis. Extensive use is made of appropriate computer software for problem solving in lab sessions. Topics areas include: confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for proportions and the mean; review of sampling distributions; central limit theorem; two sample hypothesis test (z and t-tests); inference and confidence intervals for the difference between two populations’ means and proportions; one way analysis of variance; simple linear regression and inference for regression; and basic non-parametric hypothesis tests and confidence intervals.

For complete information on course assessment tasks and learning outcomes check the course guide.

Entry requirements

You must be in your final year of your VCE studies and will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of Mathematical Methods.

Acceptance into this course requires a recommendation from your Year 12 coordinator and your school principal. Parental/guardian permission is also necessary. 

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