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SIT191 - Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Michelle Cyganowski





Incompatible with:

MSQ171, MIS171

Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week. Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in online consultation sessions.


The unit introduces numerical and graphical summaries of data and normal and sampling distributions. The laws of probability theory are discussed and described by example. Statistical estimates and tests on population means and proportions, chi-square tests on distribution and association, correlation and linear regression models, and the ANOVA analysis for comparing means are covered. Computer packages and calculators are used throughout the unit to minimise the computational effort.


Examination 60%, three assignments (10% each) 30%, practical exercises 10%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve a mark of at least 50% in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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