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Foundations of Statistics

Overview of the unit

Unit code: STA70006
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 10-12 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit provides students with the necessary skills to carry out independent statistical investigation and an awareness of the assumptions and limitations involved with the generalisation of the results of such investigations. Students are expected to summarise data, identify research questions, determine and identify appropriate research designs, analyse the data using the statistical package SPSS for Windows and interpret the results in a report writing format.

Content

  • Critical thinking in statistics
  • Reporting information about a single variable
  • The theory behind significance testing
  • Research design
  • Inferential Statistics – reporting on the relationship between pairs of variables (t-tests, Pearson’s correlation and the chi-square statistic)

This unit is found in the Graduate Diploma of Psychology.