This online course is an introduction to statistical methods, which are useful for the study of business, psychology, library studies, the environment and other areas.
Delivery type2019Trimester 2 & 3 2019
Allow 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course.
Cost2019NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying
You will become aware of the possibilities and limitations of various methods of collecting and analysing data and be introduced to key statistical concepts within exploratory data analysis and statistical inference.
You will learn how to use statistical software to obtain appropriate outputs and how to clearly communicate their findings.
For more information watch the course introduction video below.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to
- Use appropriate methods of sampling and describe suitable methods of collecting data.
- Generate appropriate graphs and descriptive statistics and use these to describe features of various datasets.
- Find probabilities from various probability distributions.
- Explore sampling distributions and use appropriate and valid tests of significance and confidence intervals for means and proportions.
- Undertake linear regression analysis, and interpret the results.
- Clearly communicate the results of data analysis.
This course is 100% internally assessed
Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.
How to enrol
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
- choose the qualification you will study the course under
- check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
Lecturer / Tutor
You can do this course as part of these qualifications:
Certificate of Proficiency
- Bachelor of Applied Science (OP701001)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Communication) (OP701002)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Communication and Environment) (OP701007)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Communication and Psychology) (OP701029)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Environment) (OP701003)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (OP701026)
- Bachelor of Business (OP700101)
- Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (OP700109)
- Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Management) (OP700107)
- Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) (OP700110)
- Bachelor of Business (Management) (OP700104)
- Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (OP700152)