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 Outlines
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Term 1 (75)
Orange Campus
Term 2 (15)
Orange Campus
Term 3 (45)
Orange 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

Grading System



One session


Office for Students

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • 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.


This 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)


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.