|Online Course Contents|
This online course has been made available from the University of Wollongong to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The content of the course has been developed and is the property of the University of Wollongong.
|Module 1 - Producing data
- concepts of data, sample, population, and variable
- apply these understandings to examine data critically
- principles of good design for observational and experimental studies
- bias and how it affects data.
|Module 2 - Describing, Clarifying and Presenting Data
- principles of measurement of variables
- data presentation using sample statistics
- principles of excellence and integrity in tables and graphs
- strengths or weaknesses of specific tables and graphs
- evaluate graphical and tabular presentations critically
|Module 3 - Interpreting data
- interpret data in tables and graphs
- quality of data
- role of hypothesis development in deciding whether or not an effect is present in a population
- concepts of association and causation
- assess the production, representation and interpretation of data.
This page last updated 8 October 2009