If you need a boost in confidence before starting your first research methods subject this is the course for you. 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)

Topics that you will cover in this subject include:

  • Order of operations;
  • Signed numbers;
  • Algebra;
  • Graphing techniques;
  • Descriptive statistics;
  • Normal distribution.

Introductory Statistics for the Social Sciences will require around 14 hours of self-paced, online learning with support and feedback from your subject coordinator as you build your skills and confidence in statistics.

Please note that there is a new Study Link subject that covers basic numeracy skills – ‘Basic Mathematics Skills’ (SSS027)

Subject availability
Session CRN Subject code Subject name Mode Campus/Location Term begins Application closing date Term ends
201915 293 SSS013 Introd Statistics - Social Sc Online Orange 5/11/2018 1/02/2019 3/05/2019
201945 199 SSS013 Introd Statistics - Social Sc Online Orange 18/02/2019 7/06/2019 16/08/2019
201975 284 SSS013 Introd Statistics - Social Sc Online Orange 24/06/2019 20/09/2019 20/12/2019

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

Study material: 14 hrs

Subject Coordinator: Dr Matt Ncube

Dr Matt Ncube

This subject will be useful if you're studying:

  • Humanities, Social Work and Human Services
  • Information and Library Studies
  • Teaching and Education