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STAT210 Applied Statistics

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

A core paper on using statistical models to address scientific questions. Regression models for continuous, binomial and count data, analysis of variance, cluster analysis, principal component analysis, research design.

Paper title Applied Statistics
Paper code STAT210
Subject Statistics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $904.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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STAT 110 or STAT 115 or BSNS 112
ECON 210, FINC 203, STAT 241
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science

This paper is intended for students from all disciplines who are interested in learning more about the application of statistical methods.


Teaching staff

Dr Matthew Schofield

Assoc. Prof. Darryl MacKenzie

Paper Structure
The paper covers three key themes:
  • Regression modelling
  • Multivariate analysis
  • The design of research studies
Teaching Arrangements

Three 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will

  • Be able to apply a range of important statistical methods to answer scientific questions.
  • Understand the assumptions that underlie these methods and know how to check them.
  • Be proficient at using the statistical programming language R to fit a range of models.
  • Be aware of the key principles involved in the design of research studies.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 9-12, 19-22
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 9-12, 18-22
Friday 13:00-13:50 9-12, 18-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 9-12, 14-15, 17-22
A2 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 9-12, 14-15, 17-22
A3 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 9-12, 14-15, 17-22
A4 Thursday 10:00-10:50 9-12, 14-15, 17-22
A5 Thursday 12:00-12:50 9-12, 14-15, 17-22