The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


While data exploration is important, scientific interrogation and evidence-based decision-making is critical. This course builds upon STAT6001, extending the visual explorations through formal analytical testing and modeling, and introducing data mining methods. The emphasis is on applications in practice.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Understand the role of statistics in developing valid and reliable scientific knowledge

2. Identify and implement appropriate statistical methods to support decision making

3. Employ statistical software to analyse data

4. Draw conclusions and effectively communicate and report upon analytical outcomes


The course will include the following topics:

  • Inference
  • Types of errors
  • Statistical tests
  • Multiple Regression
  • Reporting

Assessment items

Quiz: Online Quiz

Written Assignment: Written Assignment

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact hours


Integrated Learning Session

Online 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1