Statistics

Statistics 3 (STA3) COURSE OUTLINE: For course (Year Planner)

* - UE Literacy credits

** - Numeracy credits

UE Literacy credits available: 4 writing in AS91584.

NOTE: PC Device (PC Laptop / Surface / MacBook) is strongly recommended as the course requires the use of spreadsheets and statistical software (this software does not come at any cost).

What should I have already achieved?

Recommended entry requirements:

  • 10 NCEA Level 2 Maths or Stats credits
  • Merit in at least one Level 2 Maths or Stats external assessment (recommended is AS91267 - Probability).

If a student does not meet the requirements of this course they will need to speak with the Curriculum Leader of Mathematics & Statistics in the first instance.

What will I learn?

This course is an introduction to key statistical ideas and skills transferable to tertiary study in statistics. In addition these ideas and skills will prepare students for fieldwork where the collection, analysis and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data is important.

Students will develop a systematic understanding of patterns in real world data. Statistical models and frameworks for data analysis will the used to make judgements (or statistical inferences).

Students will produce their own reports, and develop the skills needed to critique common place statistics and statistical reports such as media articles and survey reports. They will learn to research, be succinct and present their findings to relevant stakeholders.

How will this course be assessed?

A maximum of 20 credits is available in this course with 3 internal assessments worth 12 credits and 2 external assessment worth 8 credits.

Will there be any FAO? (Further Assessment Opportunities)

There will be NO FAO’ s in this course.

What are the course costs?

Approximately $30 for workbooks and revision materials.