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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Mindi Nath (Berwick); Dr Mak Kok Sun (Malaysia); Mr Hugh O'Reilly (Peninsula); Mr Rakesh Bhurtun (South Africa)


Sampling designs and inference; confidence limits and tests on means, proportion, differences. Cross tabulation, with chi square. Simple and multiple linear regression: regression with non-linear terms; regression with dummy variables. Introduction to analysis of variance. Uses Excel.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • choose and apply an appropriate sampling design
  • understand and interpret confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for means, proportions and variances, and be able to identify significant differences
  • understand and conduct regression analyses to interpret and communicate the business value of the results
  • understand and conduct one way analysis of variance in business problems
  • understand the concept and application of Chi-square test for independence between business variables


Within semester assessment: 35%
Examination (2 hours): 65%

Chief examiner(s)

Mindi Nath

Contact hours

2 hour lecture + 1 hour tute per week


ETW1102 or ETW1000


ETW1010 and ETW1031