Statistics for Science
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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
- organise and summarise data graphically and numerically
- identify the appropriate technique to use when analysing data within the scope of the techniques covered
- communicate the results from the analysis by writing a short report.
Linked to the following assessments:
- Generic Skills
In addition to the discipline-based learning objectives, the paper aims for students to develop their skills in the following:
- manipulating and analysing data using Microsoft Excel
- enhancing their problem solving ability
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Weekly Tutorials||
|2. Test 1||
20 Aug 2021
|3. Test 2||
15 Oct 2021
Required and Recommended Readings*
Mind on Statistics by Utts & Heckard
Modern Statistics; a graphical introduction By Don McNeil
Elementary Statistics Using Excel by Mario Triola
Paper Resources:The course notes booklet will be available for purchase from Waikato Print. The booklet also contains practical exercises. This booklet is an integral component of the paper and it is highly recommended that students purchase it. Note that additional material may also be covered in class.
This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz) where you will be able to access pdfs of lecture notes and powerpoints, lecture recordings, and reading material. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.
PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices etc and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.
Linkages to Other Papers*
Prerequisite papers: Admission to the BSc; or MATH168, or MATHS168; or 18 credits at Level 2 in NCEA Mathematics; or 12 credits at Level 3 in Statistics, Calculus or Mathematics.
Restricted papers: STAT111, STAT121, STAT160 and STATS121