6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2018 (On-campus)
Introduction to sample survey methods, quality management and statistical techniques for survey data used in business, industry and the public sector. Topics covered include the planning and execution of a survey, sampling methods, quality management and sampling, the design of experiments, analysis of variance and analysis of 'ranked data'.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- understand how to conduct a survey, including planning, execution and cost-benefit analysis
- apply concepts of probability and probability distribution to problems associated to survey data
- describe the role of statistical inference for survey data and applying inference methods to population mean, variance (bound), proportion, and totals
- use statistical inference methods to determine the optimal sample size for a survey;
- analyse survey data using experimental design techniques and analysis of variance methods (both for unranked and ranked data)
- apply statistical quality control methods and survey techniques for data used in business, industry and the public sector, including Six Sigma methodologies
- demonstrate in the individual summative assessment task a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in the unit. This is demonstrated by the requirement that the student must attain a mark of at least 40% in the final summative assessment task (final exam).
Within semester assessment: 40% + Examination: 60%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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