Basic Statistics

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Basic Statistics

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Statistics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Cannot be credited with ST131 or EC203. This is a service course designed to introduce students to statistics as a methodology for the collection, summarisation and interpretation of data. It is aimed at students from science or social science who are not majoring in Mathematics with Statistics Emphasis. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, measures of location and dispersion, an introduction to probability concepts, the binomial and normal distributions, sampling distributions, parameter estimation and hypothesis testing, simple and multiple linear regression, design and analysis of experiments, elements of sampling. The course includes the use of a statistical software package.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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