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SIT191 - Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value:0.125




Incompatible with:

MSQ171, MIS171, SLE251

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


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.

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