1. Statement of Purpose Stat170 provides a wide debut to statistical pattern and informations analysis techniques. It aims to fit pupils with a basic apprehension of statistics. such that they are able to use appropriate methods of analysis in assorted fortunes. The techniques learnt are widely used in the scientific disciplines. societal scientific disciplines. concern and many other Fieldss of survey. Subjects covered include study design. information use. statistical illation. arrested development and analysis of categorical informations. 2. Administrative Details Stat170 is a three recognition point unit taken over one semester at SIBT.
It counts as a nucleus unit towards a figure of watercourses of SIBT’s Diploma of Commerce ; it may number as an elected towards other Diplomas. Unit Supervisor: Helen Hewitt Contact: SIBT Student Portal Consultation hours of all learning staff will be advised in category at the beginning of the semester. 3. Pre- and Co-requisites There are no requirements or carbon monoxide necessities for this unit. Stat170 is a requirement for all 200 and 300 degree statistics units and will be the first statistics unit taken by pupils meaning to major in Statistics.
It is besides a demand for many other countries of survey and. as such. is a nucleus unit for a figure of classs at Macquarie University. 4. Student Workload The expected pupil work load per hebdomad for this unit comprises of: ? ? ? Five timetabled contact hours per hebdomad ( see manner of bringing ) . Up to seven hours of personal survey per hebdomad. Up to a sum of 12 hours pupil work load per hebdomad. 5. Mode of Delivery Students should go to the undermentioned categories each hebdomad: ? ? ? 1 x 3 hr talk get downing in Week 1 1 ten 1 hr tutorial beginning in Week 1 1 ten 1 hr practical beginning in Week 2
Lectures Lectures begin in Week 1. Students should go to ONE 3-hour session per hebdomad. Transcripts of the talk slides will be made available via iLearn. Students should publish out the talk slides and convey the printout to the talk each hebdomad. Tutorials Tutorials begin in Week 1 and are by and large based on work from the old week’s talk. The purpose of tutorials is to rehearse techniques larn in talks. Tutorials are designed for pupils to work together in groups. The accent on group work is to research thoughts. devise and inquire inquiries and program ways to reply them.
We believe that working within a group model will be good for the educational and personal development of pupils. Tutorial stuff will be made available via iLearn. Students should publish out their tutorial stuff and convey the printout to their tutorial category each hebdomad. Practicals Practicals begin in Week 2. Each practical session is based on work from the old week’s talk. Each practical session is based on work from the old week’s talk. During these Sessionss you will utilize the statistical computing machine bundle Minitab and the techniques learned during talks to assist work out statistical jobs.
Practical stuff. and the needed datasets. will be made available via iLearn. Students should publish out their practical stuff and convey the printout to their practical session each hebdomad. Prior to ( or during ) each practical session. pupils will necessitate to download the hebdomadal Minitab information files onto a storage device ( such as a USB ) . 201302 Stat170 Page 3 of 11 6. Specialist Facilities or Resource Requirements SIBT is committed to supplying extra Academic Assistance plans for pupils to maximize their chance to successfully complete units of survey.
Information is available at SIBT response and includes: Academic Assistance Programs eg. Exam Preparation. PAL ( Peer Assisted Learning ) . Literacy Workshops. Academic Advantage ( Academic Writing Skills ) . Numeracy. Students need to hold entree to the cyberspace and have a current iLearn history and be enrolled in Stat170S this semester. The URL for iLearn is http: //iLearn. mq. edu. au/ . User name and watchword information will be given to you in talks in Week 1 and via the SIBT portal. Each hebdomad. from iLearn. pupils need to? ? read the hebdomadal information download and print talk. tutorial and practical stuffs
When available. pupils need to? ? entree the online quizzes. and complete them before the due day of the month download and publish the Assignments and finish them before the due day of the month Student Support Services: Numeracy Centre The Numeracy Centre was set up to assist pupils holding troubles with numeracy based topics. Any pupil who lacks the cognition of mathematics needed for Stat170 is encouraged to seek the aid of the Centre which is located in C5A225. The Centre offers a figure of services including single aid. auxiliary workshops which are run each hebdomad and an chance to run into with other pupils to discourse jobs.
Calculating Laboratories The statistical analysis plan. Minitab. will be used in practical Sessionss and for finishing assignments. Assignments. Practicals and on-line quizzes can be completed in the computer science research labs in E3A. 7. Attendance SIBT requires all pupils to hold a satisfactory degree of attending in the scheduled class contact hours each semester for the undermentioned grounds: ? ? Attendance is linked to academic public presentation and to pupils accomplishing satisfactory academic advancement ; that is. go throughing at least 50 % of enrolled units each semester.
Students may non be able to use for particular consideration or deferred scrutinies. lodge an application for a class reappraisal or be eligible to sit the concluding scrutinies if they have non met the 80 % attending demand. Attendance is recorded electronically through the SIBT Portal during each category. A pupil is non permitted to ‘swap’ categories or to go to a category other than the 1 in which they are enrolled without anterior permission. Students are required to go to all talks. tutorials and practicals at the times shown on their timetable.
This means geting on clip. including returning from interruptions on clip and remaining for the continuance of the talk. tutorial or practical. If pupils arrive late to category they may be asked to wait until the lector admits them to the room. Attendance Guidelines 1. If a pupil misses 30 proceedingss of a talk they will be marked absent and a note associating to the period of absence will be recorded on the axial rotation. 2. If a pupil misses 15 proceedingss of a tutorial/practical/laboratory they will be marked absent and a note associating to the period of absence will be recorded on the axial rotation. 3.
Interruptions are about 10-15 proceedingss during a 3 hr session. For more information refer to SIBT’s Attendance Policy on the Portal. hypertext transfer protocol: //www. sibt. Naval Special Warfare. edu. au/policies 201302 Stat170 Page 4 of 11 Academic Details 8. Student Learning Outcomes After successful completion of this unit. pupils will be able to: ? organise and summarise informations diagrammatically and numerically ( Graduate Capability 1 ) ? usage appropriate techniques to analyze informations ( Graduate Capabilities 1. 2. 3 ) ? usage Minitab to pull strings and analyze informations ( Graduate Capabilities 1. 2. 3 ) ? draw decisions from the consequences of informations analysis ( Graduate Capabilities 1. 2. 3. 8 ) ?
compose a study based on the consequences of a statistical analysis ( Graduate Capabilities 1. 2. 4. 6. 8 ) ? use the Internet for obtaining information and communication with other pupils in on-line treatments ( Graduate capableness 5 ) ? work co-operatively as a member of a squad ( Graduate Capability 5 ) ? use statistical techniques to jobs originating from diverse Fieldss of research ( Graduate Capabilities 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9 ) 9. Graduate Capabilities In add-on to the discipline-based acquisition aims. all academic plans at SIBT and Macquarie seek to develop students’ nucleus values of scholarship. ethical pattern. sustainability and battle.
Graduate capablenesss for STAT170 pupils include: SIBT Diploma Graduate Capability 1. Discipline cognition and skills 2. Analytic and critical thought 3. Conducting enquiry 4. Creative and advanced thought accomplishments and attributes 5. Effective communicating 6. Ethical citizens 8. Opinion and inaugural 9. Committedness to uninterrupted larning 10. Vocational Outcomes The survey of statistics can take to occupation chances in many Fieldss including medical specialty. societal scientific disciplines. biological science and finance. 201302 Stat170 Page 5 of 11 11. Unit of measurement Contented WEEK LECTURE TOPIC 24 June Introduction to Statistics W1 1 July.
Graphing Data W2 8 July Numerical Summaries W3 15 July The Normal Distribution W4 22 July Distribution of agencies and proportions W5 29 July Confidence Intervals W6 5 August W7 12 August W8 19 August W9 26 August One sample hypothesis trial for a population average Hypothesis trials for comparing population means One and two sample hypothesis trials for population proportions Simple additive arrested development ( Part 1 ) W10 2 September Simple additive arrested development ( Part 2 ) W11 9 September Categorical Data Analysis W12 16 September Review of Stat 170 W13 12. Student Assessment COURSEWORK Section Assignment 1 Assignment 2.
2 StatQuizzes ( 2 % each ) 4 PracQuizzes ( 2 % each ) 6 % 12 % 4 % 8 % EXAMINATION Section Class Test Final Examination 10 % 60 % Please note that a pupil must run into the public presentation criterion required in both the coursework and the scrutiny subdivisions of this unit in order to be awarded a peculiar class. 201302 Stat170 Page 6 of 11 Coursework Section: 30 Markss entire The two assignments. the two StatQuizzes ( offered via iLearn ) and the four PracQuizzes ( offered via iLearn ) are designed to let pupils to further develop their apprehension of the stuff presented in talks. tutorial and practical Sessionss.
The online quizzes ( both the StatQuizzes and the PracQuizzes ) provide pupils with timely feedback and the chance for pupils to measure their advancement. Furthermore the PracQuizzes provide pupils with timely feedback on their work performed during the Practical Sessionss. StatQuizzes 4 Markss The StatQuizzes will be made available on iLearn. StatQuiz1 and StatQuiz2 should be completed in your ain clip ( within available day of the months ) on any Personal computer that is connected to the cyberspace. Each of the StatQuizzes will be made available on iLearn two hebdomads prior to the due day of the months. Students are allowed three efforts at each StatQuiz.
The highest mark obtained will number towards the class. Each clip a pupil downloads a StatQuiz a new version of it will be generated. The quizzes are designed to give pupils an chance to pattern theoretical and mechanical facets of statistics. Each StatQuiz is deserving 2 % . The due day of the months are provided in the Unit Guide on page 9. There is a demo StatQuiz available on iLearn. This demo StatQuiz is designed to give pupils an chance to familiarise themselves with the Quiz System in iLearn. and with the different types of inquiries used in the quizzes. Students can hold up to five efforts at the demo StatQuiz.
The demo StatQuiz does non number towards assessment Markss. PracQuizzes 8 Markss The PracQuizzes will be made available on iLearn. All four PracQuizzes should be completed in your ain clip ( within available day of the months ) on any Personal computer that is connected to the cyberspace. Each of the PracQuizzes will be made available on iLearn two hebdomads prior to the due day of the months. The PracQuizzes are based on the inquiries posed in the Practical stuff. It is hence really of import that pupils complete the relevant practical worksheets prior to trying the PracQuizzes. Students are allowed two efforts at each PracQuiz.
The highest mark obtained will number towards the class. Each PracQuiz is deserving 2 % . The due day of the months are provided in the Unit Guide on page 9. Extensions will non be granted for StatQuizzes. PracQuizzes. Assignments 18 Markss There are two assignments in STAT170. They will be made available on iLearn two hebdomads prior to the due day of the months ( due day of the months are provided in the Unit Guide on page 9 ) . Assignment 1 is deserving 6 % and Assignment 2 is deserving 12 % . Assignments provide an chance to develop and to use sound statistical pattern. They reinforce the constructs covered in talks and the accomplishments learned in practical Sessionss.
Assignments are to be handed in to the assignment box at SIBT response by 5pm on the Monday of the hebdomad that the assignment is due. An Assignment Cover Sheet ( available on the Portal or at SIBT response ) must be attached to the hardcopy assignment. Following blessing. via Particular Consideration agreements. late entries can besides be handed in to SIBT response. Students must maintain a backup transcript. Students must besides subject an electronic transcript with each of the two assignments. The electronic transcript must follow the following appellative convention: Stat170_Tutorial group # _StudentID_Assignment # .
pdf The electronic transcript must be submitted into Submission Drive P ( STAT170 ) by the due clip. Example of calling convention: STAT170_Tutorial group 27 _SDZQD1202_Assignment 1_pdf The above illustration shows the name of the pdf file submitted. to Drive P. by the pupil who has the pupil ID SDZQD1202. This pupil is subjecting assignment 1 and is enrolled in Tutorial group 27. 201302 Stat170 Page 7 of 11 Examination Section: 70 Markss total The category trial and concluding scrutiny are both used to measure students’ apprehension of the stuff presented in the unit. Class Test.
10 Markss The Class Test will be a multiple pick paper and held in your tutorial category in hebdomad 8. You must sit the category trial in the tutorial category you are registered in. A page of expressions and relevant statistical tabular arraies will be attached to the category trial. A statistics reckoner may be taken into the category trial. No other stuff ( apart from composing equipment ) will be permitted in the category trial. Final Examination 60 Markss The Final Examination will be a three hr written test ( plus ten proceedingss reading clip ) and will be held during the scrutiny period.
A page of expressions and relevant statistical tabular arraies will be attached to the concluding scrutiny. Students will be permitted to take one A4 sheet. provided by SIBT. handwritten on both sides. into the concluding scrutiny. A statistics reckoner may besides be taken into the concluding scrutiny. Example inquiries of the sort to be encountered in the concluding scrutiny will be provided to help the alteration procedure. These will be representative both of the content of the current offering and of the manner of inquiry in the concluding scrutiny paper.
Where appropriate. these may be taken from the concluding scrutiny paper for a old offering of the unit. Possible right replies to these sorts of inquiries will be discussed. and counsel on how to reply inquiries of the manner given will be provided. Although the Final Exam is nominally deserving 60 % . Markss are non merely added together from the assorted appraisals to bring forth the concluding class. A pupil must accomplish the public presentation criterion specifying a peculiar class in both the coursework ( Assignments and Quizzes ) and the Examination Section ( Class Test and Final Examination ) of the unit in order to gain that class.
For illustration. a student’s public presentation demands to be judged of a recognition criterion in both the coursework and the Examination Section to be awarded a recognition class. Students MUST execute satisfactorily in the concluding scrutiny in order to go through the unit regardless of their public presentation throughout the semester. 201302 Stat170 Page 8 of 11 Due Dates for Assessment Tasks: WEEK Assessment Tasks and Due Dates Quizzes are due by 5pm on Fridays. Assignment 1 is due by 5pm on 29/7/13 Assignment 2 is due by 5pm on 9/9/13 Burdening Learning Outcome Assessed 24 June W1 1 July W2 8 July W3 15 July W4 22 July W5 29 July
StatQuiz Demo ( does non number towards appraisal ) 3. 5 3. 5 StatQuiz 1 ( based on Lecture stuff from Weeks 1 – 3 ) 2 % PracQuiz 1 ( based on Practical stuff from Weeks 2 – 4 ) 2 % Assignment 1 6 % 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8. 9 PracQuiz 2 ( based on Practical stuff from Weeks 5 and 6 ) 2 % 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9 Class Test ( held during Tutorials in Week 8 ) 10 % 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9 StatQuiz 2 ( based on Lecture stuff from Weeks 4 – 8 ) 2 % 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9 PracQuiz 3 ( based on Practical stuff from Weeks 7 – 9 ) 2 % 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9 Assignment 2 12 % 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9 PracQuiz 4 ( based on Practical stuff from Weeks 10 – 12 ) 2 % 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9 3. 5.
3. 5 3. 5 3. 5 W6 5 August W7 12 August W8 19 August W9 26 August W10 2 September W11 9 September W12 16 September W13 Special Consideration SIBT recognises that a student’s public presentation in assessment undertakings or scrutinies may be affected by compassionate or compelling fortunes. Particular Consideration Policy allows for sensible accommodation to the criterion appraisal demands and ensures just appraisal for all pupils. The Particular Consideration fortunes must be of at least three ( 3 ) back-to-back yearss continuance. within a survey period. and prevent completion of an assessment undertaking or concluding scrutiny.
For more information please hypertext transfer protocol: //www. sibt. Naval Special Warfare. edu. au/policies 201302 Stat170 refer to SIBT’s Special Consideration Page 9 of 11 Policy: 13. Grades All concluding classs at SIBT are determined and moderated by a Macquarie University Moderator. nominated by the Head of Department/Dean. and are non the exclusive duty of the Unit Supervisor. Standard Numerical Grade ( SNG ) Your concluding consequence will include the grade plus a Standardized Numerical Grade ( SNG ) . The SNG is non a summing up of the single appraisal constituents. The SNG will be based on a student’s work during the semester and in the Final Examination.
Final classs will be awarded on the footing of students’ overall public presentation and the extent to which they demonstrate fulfilment of the acquisition results listed for this unit. Letter Grade SNG* High Distinction ( HD ) 85-100 Distinction 75-84 Credit 65-74 Pass 50-64 Fail 0-49 Standard Provides consistent grounds of deep and critical apprehension in relation to the acquisition outcomes. There is significant originality and penetration in placing. bring forthing and pass oning viing statements. positions or job resolution attacks ; critical rating of jobs. their solutions and their deductions ; creativeness in
application as appropriate to the subject. Provides grounds of integrating and rating of critical thoughts. rules and theories. typical penetration and ability in using relevant accomplishments and constructs in relation to larning results. There is presentation of frequent originality in specifying and analyzing issues or jobs and supplying solutions ; and the usage of agencies of communicating appropriate to the subject and the audience. Provides grounds of larning that goes beyond reproduction of content cognition or accomplishments relevant to the acquisition results.
There is presentation of significant apprehension of cardinal constructs in the field of survey and the ability to use these constructs in a assortment of contexts ; converting debate with appropriate consistent justification ; communicating of thoughts fluently and clearly in footings of the conventions of the subject. Provides sufficient grounds of the accomplishment of larning results.
There is presentation of apprehension and application of cardinal constructs of the field of survey ; everyday debate with acceptable justification ; communicating of information and thoughts adequately in footings of the conventions of the subject. The learning attainment is considered satisfactory or equal or competent or capable in relation to the specified results. Does non supply grounds of attainment of larning results.
There is losing or partial or superficial or defective apprehension and application of the cardinal constructs in the field of survey ; losing. undeveloped. inappropriate or confusing debate ; uncomplete. confounding or missing communicating of thoughts in ways that give small attending to the conventions of the subject. Note that your natural coursework and exam tonss can non be used straight to cipher your standardised grade or to find your concluding class.
The procedure of delegating classs and standardised Markss involves chairing the public presentation indicated by your natural tonss against the class criterions set by Macquarie University for the assorted classs. 201302 Stat170 Page 10 of 11 14. Academic Honesty SIBT pupils are expected to read and follow with the SIBT Academic Honesty Policy and the SIBT Code of Conduct. These can both be found in the Policy Library on the SIBT web site. This means that: • all academic work claimed as original is the work of the writer doing the claim • all academic coactions are acknowledged • .
academic work is non falsified in any manner • when the thoughts of others are used. these thoughts are acknowledged suitably • pupils are expected to act candidly during scrutinies Examples of dishonest academic behaviors are: Plagiarism: Plagiarism means utilizing the work or thoughts of another individual and showing this as your ain without clear recognition of the beginning of the work or thoughts. This includes. but is non limited to. any of the undermentioned Acts of the Apostless: a ) copying out portion ( s ) of any papers or audio-visual stuff or computing machine codification or website content without bespeaking their beginnings
B ) utilizing or pull outing another person’s constructs. consequences. or decisions without acknowledgement degree Celsius ) summarizing another person’s work without acknowledgement vitamin D ) subjecting well the same concluding version of any stuff as another pupil in an assignment vitamin E ) usage of others ( paid or otherwise ) to gestate. research or compose stuff submitted for assessment degree Fahrenheit ) subjecting the same or well the same piece of work for two different undertakings ( selfplagiarism ) .
Misrepresentation: includes. but is non limited to. false indicant of group part. false indicant of assignment entry. collusion. entry of a work antecedently submitted. showing collaborative work as one’s ain without admiting others’ parts. rip offing in an scrutiny or utilizing others to compose stuff for scrutiny. Punishments apply for plagiarism and misrepresentation. For more information refer to SIBT’s Academic Honesty Policy and the SIBT Code of Conduct on the Portal: hypertext transfer protocol: //www. sibt. Naval Special Warfare. edu. au/policies 15.
Prescribed text and Recommended Readings Students will necessitate to buy. from the Co-op Bookshop. a transcript of: • Modern Statisticss: An Introduction by Don McNeil and Jenny Middledorp.
ISBN: 29781486007011 Suggested extra texts are recommended reading: ? ? ? ? ? ? Introduction to the Practice of Statistics. Moore. D. S. and McCabe. G. P ( W. H. Freeman ) Statistics without Cryings by Rowntree ( Penguin ) Mind on Statistics by Utts & A ; Heckard ( Thomson. 2004 ) Elementary Statistics by Johnson & A ; Kuby ( Thomson. 2007 ) Statistics: The Art & A ; Science of Learning from Data by Agresti & A ; Franklin ( Prentice Hall. 2007 ) The Statistical Sleuth by Ramsey and Schafer ( Duxbury. 2002 ) 16. SIBT Policies and Procedures For inside informations on SIBT’s Policies and Procedures please mention to the SIBT.