Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


While data exploration is important, scientific interrogation and evidence-based decision-making is critical. This course extends visual explorations through formal analytical testing and modeling with an emphasis on applications in practice.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

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
  • Power and Sample Size

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

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.