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STAT11048  Essential Statistics
Term 1  2017
Prescribed Textbooks

Other Resources
These are not compulsory, but may assist you:

The STAT11048 Study Guide is the only prescribed textbook. It is highly recommended that you buy a copy of the 2017 edition from the university bookshop. The weekly lectures will closely follow the "Notes from Lectures" section in each chapter of the Study Guide. The Weiers textbook is NOT compulsory for the unit. It is only used as supplementary reading in the unit. The Weiers textbook is referred to in each chapter of the Study Guide but only for supplementary reading.
Students will also need a simple scientific calculator with builtin functions to calculate the mean and standard deviation of a list of numbers. That is, it must have a 'Statistics MODE' builtin. The SHARP calculator EL531XHB which is available from the CQUni bookshop is similar to the SHARP calculator I will use in the lectures and tutorials.
IT Resources
You will need access to the following IT resources: CQUniversity Student Email
 Internet
 Unit Website (Moodle)
 Microsoft Excel or Equivalent Spreadsheet Application
Unit Coordinator  Ross Shepherd (r.shepherd@cqu.edu.au) 

Week  Begin Date  Module/Topic  Chapter  Events and Submissions 

Week 1  06032017 
Introduction to Statistics 
Study Guide chapter 1. Textbook chapter 1 & chapter 2 (section 2.4 only) 
Watch lecture video and do tutorial exercises for Week 1. 
Week 2  13032017 
Data Distributions 
Study Guide chapter 2. Textbook chapter 2 (sections 2.1 to 2.3) 
Watch lecture video and do tutorial exercises for Week 2. 
Week 3  20032017 
Central Tendency and Dispersion 
Study Guide chapter 3. Textbook chapter 3 (all sections except 3.6) 
Watch lecture video and do tutorial exercises for Week 3. 
Week 4  27032017 
Counting Principles and Probability 
Study Guide chapter 4. Textbook chapter 5 (all sections except 5.6) 
Watch lecture video and do tutorial exercises for Week 4. 
Week 5  03042017 
Discrete Probability Distributions 
Study Guide chapter 5. Textbook chapter 6 (all sections except 6.3) 
Watch lecture video and do tutorial exercises for Week 5. Assignment 1 Quiz Due Friday (07 Apr 17) 11:00 PM AEST 
Vacation Week  10042017  
Week 6  17042017 
Continuous Probability Distributions 
Study Guide chapter 6. Textbook chapter 7 (all sections except 7.5 and 7.6) 
Watch lecture video and do tutorial exercises for Week 6. 
Week 7  24042017 
Sampling and Sampling Distributions 
Study Guide chapter 7. Textbook chapter 4 (only sections 4.6 and 4.7) and chapter 8 (all sections except 8.6) 
Watch lecture video and do tutorial exercises for Week 7. 
Week 8  01052017 
Estimation 
Study Guide chapter 8. Textbook chapter 9 (all sections except 9.8) 
Watch lecture video and do tutorial exercises for Week 8. 
Week 9  08052017 
Hypothesis Tests for a Population Mean or Proportion 
Study Guide chapter 9. Textbook chapter 10 (all sections except 10.7) 
Watch lecture video and do tutorial exercises for Week 9. Assignment 2 Quiz Due Friday (12 May 17) 11:00 PM AEST 
Week 10  15052017 
Hypothesis Tests for Two or More Population Means 
Study Guide chapter 10. Textbook chapter 11 (sections 11.1, 11.2, 11.4 and 11.5) and chapter 12 (sections 12.1 to 12.3) 
Watch lecture video and do tutorial exercises for Week 10. 
Week 11  22052017 
Linear Regression and Correlation 
Study Guide chapter 12. Textbook chapter 2 (section 2.5 only) & chapter 15 (all sections except 15.3 and 15.5) 
Watch lecture video and do tutorial exercises for Week 11. 
Week 12  29052017 
ChiSquare Tests 
Study Guide chapter 11. Textbook chapter 13 (all sections except 13.6) 
Watch lecture video and do tutorial exercises for Week 12. 
Review/Exam Week  05062017  
Exam Week  12062017 
To pass the course (STAT11048) you must obtain:
 at least 24 marks out of 60 marks on the final exam, AND
 at least 50% of the combined total mark for the two assignments and the exam.
1 Written Assessment
Assessment Title  Assignment 1 Quiz 

Task Description Assignment 1 is a Moodle Quiz which consists of 20 multiple choice questions which examine topics from Weeks 1 to 4 of the unit. Full details about the Assignment 1 Quiz are available on the STAT11048 Moodle website. 

Assessment Due Date  Week 5 Friday (07Apr2017) 11:00 PM AEST Submit in Week 5 by 11pm on Friday. 
Return Date to Students  Week 6 Friday (21Apr2017) Results will be available to students two weeks after the submission date. 
Weighting  20% 
Assessment Criteria Each quiz question is worth one (1) mark, which gives a total of twenty (20) marks or 20% for Assignment 1. Further details about Assignment 1 are available on the STAT11048 Moodle website. 

Referencing Style  Harvard (authordate) 
Submission 
Online
See the STAT11048 Moodle website for details about assignment submission. 
Learning Outcomes Assessed 
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes
1. Introduce the basic concepts of data handling and statistical analysis including some considerations of sampling theory. 2. Introduce the concept of probability and to consider the applications of several probability distributions to the solution of problems. 4. Use a calculator and computer software to perform statistical calculations. 
Graduate Attributes 
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes
1. Communication 2. Problem Solving 3. Critical Thinking 4. Information Literacy 6. Information Technology Competence 8. Ethical practice 
2 Written Assessment
Assessment Title  Assignment 2 Quiz 

Task Description Assignment 2 is a Moodle Quiz which consists of 20 multiple choice questions which examine topics from Weeks 5 to 8 of the unit. Full details about the Assignment 2 Quiz are available on the STAT11048 Moodle website. 

Assessment Due Date  Week 9 Friday (12May2017) 11:00 PM AEST Submit in Week 9 by 11pm on Friday 
Return Date to Students  Week 11 Friday (26May2017) Results will be available to students two weeks after the submission date. 
Weighting  20% 
Assessment Criteria Each quiz question is worth one (1) mark, which gives a total of twenty (20) marks or 20% for Assignment 2. Further details about Assignment 2 are available on the STAT11048 Moodle website. 

Referencing Style  Harvard (authordate) 
Submission 
Online
See the STAT11048 Moodle website for details about assignment submission. 
Learning Outcomes Assessed 
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes
1. Introduce the basic concepts of data handling and statistical analysis including some considerations of sampling theory. 2. Introduce the concept of probability and to consider the applications of several probability distributions to the solution of problems. 3. Draw statistical conclusions about a population based on a sample of data using one sample, two sample and ANOVA tests. 4. Use a calculator and computer software to perform statistical calculations. 
Graduate Attributes 
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes
1. Communication 2. Problem Solving 3. Critical Thinking 4. Information Literacy 6. Information Technology Competence 8. Ethical practice 
Examination
Outline  Complete an examination 

Date  During the University examination period 
Weighting  60% 
Condition  Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course  40% (or 24 marks out of the 60 marks available on the exam) 
Length  180 minutes 
Details  Dictionary  nonelectronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments). Calculator  all noncommunicable calculators, including scientific, programmable and graphics calculators are authorised. Closed Book 
Learning Outcomes Assessed 
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes
1. Introduce the basic concepts of data handling and statistical analysis including some considerations of sampling theory. 2. Introduce the concept of probability and to consider the applications of several probability distributions to the solution of problems. 3. Draw statistical conclusions about a population based on a sample of data using one sample, two sample and ANOVA tests. 4. Use a calculator and computer software to perform statistical calculations. 
Graduate Attributes 
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes
2. Problem Solving 3. Critical Thinking 4. Information Literacy 6. Information Technology Competence 8. Ethical practice 
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