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|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$955.05|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- BSNS 112 or STAT 110 or STAT 115
- 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. Peter Dillingham
Associate Professor Matthew Schofield
- 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.
- Course outline
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research.
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- 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