STATS 101G Introduction to Statistics

STATS 101G | ARTS, EDSW, LC | Summer School, Semester One & Two 2024 | City Campus | 15 points


We live in an information age. Computers allow us to collect and store information in quantities that previously would never have been dreamt of. However, data is useless until people can start to make sense of it. If you’re interested in looking critically at numerical information without being misled, then Statistics could be the ideal subject for you.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to statistical investigation and analysis. This is a core course in all majors/pathways for Statistics. It is also a supporting course for many other subjects (e.g. Psychology, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Computer Science, Geography, Biology, Sociology,…)

The course covers some material similar to NCEA statistics but at a higher level and more advanced material is also covered. While some Year 13 statistics or mathematics is helpful, we do not assume or require that you have any formal background in statistics or mathematics. If you have a very weak background in mathematics, you may want to consider STATS 100 as an alternate course or as preparation before taking this course.

Choosing your course.
If you are studying for a BCom, BProp, BPlan or BArch you should enrol in STATS 108.
If you are studying for a BSc, BA or other degrees you should enrol in STATS 101.
If you are eligible, you may be able to take STATS 101 as a General Education course. In which case enrol in STATS 101G. Check the General Education regulations for more details.

Restriction: STATS 102, 107, 108, 191

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'Just wanted to say everything is so well-organised, structured and presented that everyone could excel in any given STATS course.'

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'All in all - STATS would be one of the most student-friendly subjects I've taken!!'

'Amazingly well run course. Have done many papers over the years (since 1973!!!) and in many faculties – and would say that this is the course that has the best learning systems (I love the CD Rom and the weekly tuts is a good idea) and the best backup systems of any. Well done Stats Dept.'

'I am a student in STATS 101, and just wanted to make a point of complimenting you and your staff on an excellent STATS 101 course this semester. The course materials and support were excellent, the course resources were exceptional, and I found both the content and quality of lecturing to be fantastic.'

'The Statistics dept is super organised in terms of lecture notes and structure, very clear communication on all fronts, and good assistance.'

'Excellent interactive lectures – by far the best. I am taking Psychology so Stats isn’t what I wanted to take, but I’ve ended up enjoying it and doing well as a result. The lecturer was brilliant and I really enjoyed her way of teaching – entertaining, patient and supportive.'

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