School Of Computing, Engineering And Mathematics

BiometryWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200263.5

Discipline: STATISTICS

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
HSC Mathematics or equivalent

Equivalent Units
200192 - Statistics for Science, 300700 - Statistical Decision Making, 200032 - Statistics for Business, 200052 - Introduction to Economic Methods, 700033 - Biometry (WSTC), 700041 - Statistical Decision Making (WSTC), 30123 - Management Analytics

Incompatible Units
200182 - Quantitative Techniques

About this Unit
Biometry introduces students to various statistical techniques necessary in scientific endeavours. Presentation of the content will emphasize the correct principles and procedures for collecting and analysing scientific data, using a hands-on approach. Topics include effective methods of gathering data, statistical principles of designing experiments, error analysis, describing different sets of data, probability distributions, statistical inference, non-parametric methods, simple linear regression and analysis of categorical data.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Scientific calculator and access to a computer with appropriate software. Internet access. USB stick.

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