Introduction to Statistics

    If you’re about to study a course that requires knowledge of statistics, or you’re embarking on research, this subject will get you ready.

    Introduction to Statistics is designed to help you become familiar with the skills required to study subjects in business, science, mathematics, psychology and research methods.

    Topics covered in this short subject include:

    • algebra: substituting into formulae and changing the subject of a formula
    • arithmetic: place value, order of operations, indices, scientific notation, relationship between decimals, fractions and percentages, rounding, inequality notation
    • calculator skills: focus on specific functions encountered in statistics
    • descriptive statistics: measures of centre and variation
    • introduction to using the descriptive statistics functions in Excel
    • probability
    • the straight line graph: the meaning of the gradient and y intercept.

    As with all of our short preparation subjects, all of your learning materials for this subject will be access online, and you will have access to a dedicated subject coordinator for the duration of your Study Link term.

Subject availability
Session CRN Subject code Subject name Mode Campus/Location Term begins Application closing date Term ends
202315 397 SSS076 Introduction to Statistics Distance Orange 31/10/2022 27/01/2023 28/04/2023
202345 278 SSS076 Introduction to Statistics Distance Orange 13/02/2023 2/06/2023 11/08/2023
202375 419 SSS076 Introduction to Statistics Distance Orange 19/06/2023 15/09/2023 15/12/2023

Please note: You can start any time to suit you between Term start date and the close of applications.

Study material: 14 hours

Subject Coordinator: To be confirmed

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This subject will be useful if you're studying:

This subject provides a general introduction to Statistics. The skills developed will be useful for a broad range of applications in tertiary studies.