Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


STAT4107 provides preparation for completion of a supervised research project. Students carry out a literature review of the material relevant to their project, develop a research proposal and timeline and begin their research project.



  • Semester 1 - 2022
  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Be able to use the various data bases and search engines to locate material relevant to their project

2. Be acquainted with the steps necessary to plan a research project

3. Appreciate the style and ways in which statistics is disseminated


In this course, under the supervision of a member of the academic staff, students will;

  • Undertake a search of relevant literature
  • Prepare an initial bibliography
  • Complete appropriate background reading
  • Develop a research proposal and timeline
  • Commence initial work on their project


Enrol B Mathematics (Honours)

Assumed knowledge

A strong background in 3000/4000 level courses relevant to the area of the project.

Assessment items

Presentation: Oral Presentation: Initial literature review and project proposal

Contact hours


Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

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