SIT741 - Statistical Data Analysis

Unit details


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Fatemeh Ansarizadeh




Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - on-campus unit enrolment:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week, weekly meetings.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - online unit enrolment:

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 2 hour online seminar per week, weekly meetings.


The aim of this unit is to provide students with the opportunity to develop advanced working knowledge in statistical modelling and statistical programming. Students will learn how to apply advanced statistical theories such as generalised additive modelling to model real-world data problems. They will also learn about advanced statistical programming using the R language, to perform simulation, model development, model checking, and result interpretation.

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to apply the right statistical models, including generalised linear models and generalised additive models, to solve problems of real-world complexity. They will know how to use R to transform untidy data to tidy data, to perform exploratory data analysis, to develop and check models, and to communicate the analysis results.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Apply statistical thinking to formulate statistical inference questions and analyse corresponding problems of real-world complexity .

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking


Apply and implement advanced statistical models including generalised linear models and generalised additive models.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Use statistical software to transform untidy data into tidy data, to perform exploratory data analysis, and to develop and check models.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


Apply modern statistical computing tools to report analyses to the wider communities, with effective use of advanced interactive information visualisation methods.

GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Learning portfolio Portfolio demonstrating student learning and reflections 100% Weekly submissions, Final submission Week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed textbook for this unit.

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SIT741 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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