SSS013 Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences (2)


This subject will review foundation skills in mathematics and statistics such as calculator skills, basic algebra, descriptive statistics, tables and graphs, sigma notation, and the normal distribution. The subject is particularly relevant to those students studying Foundations of Psychology 1 (PSY101) and Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology (PSY201).

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Term 1
DistanceOrange Campus
Term 2
DistanceOrange Campus
Term 3
DistanceOrange Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: SSS013
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USOffice for Students

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • use a calculator confidently and correctly;
  • calculate mathematical formula correctly;
  • understand and apply basic methods used in descriptive statistics;
  • understand and produce statistical graphs;
  • use and understand the standard normal table;
  • utilise services available at Charles Sturt University; and
  • develop support networks.


The subject will cover the following topics:
The subject will cover the following topics: *Order of operations (2 hours) *Signed numbers (1 hour) *Algebra (2 hours) *Graphing Techniques (2.5 hours) *Descriptive Statistics (2.5 hours) *Normal Distribution (3 hours)


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.