You should attend the following classes each week:
· 2 hour lecture: Wednesday 8 - 10am, 12 Second Way (C5A), room 315
· 2 hour laboratory tutorial: Wednesday 12 - 2pm, 6 Eastern Rd (E4B), room 104 OR Thursday 9 - 11am, 6 Eastern Rd (E4B), room 206
Lectures begin in Week 1. Students should print off the course notes from iLearn, and bring them to lectures.
Tutorials begin in week 1 and are based on work from the current week’s lecture. Tutorials are held in computing labs and allow you to practise techniques learnt in lectures. We will mainly use SPSS, but we will supplement this with other statistical software. You will complete worksheets as part of the learning process. SPSS is installed in the computing labs in E4B, and will be used in tutorial sessions and for assignments. Assignments may be completed in these rooms. It is most convenient to bring a memory stick when using these computers.
Text book The recommended text (available from the Co-op Bookshop) is: Chatterjee S & Hadi AS (2012). Regression Analysis By Example, 5th Revised edition, Wiley.
Calculator You will need a calculator with statistical mode for the final examination.
Software The statistical software SPSS will be the main package used. In addition, we will be demonstrating applications using other statistical software such as Minitab and Arc. All of this software is available in the computer labs in E4B.
- You may wish to buy a copy of SPSS for home use. The Co-op Bookshop has SPSS Grad Pack, a full version with a one-year licence.
- You may also access SPSS remotely, at no cost, via iLab: https://wiki.mq.edu.au/display/iLab/About
Staff consultation hours Members of the Statistics Department have consultation hours each week when they are available to help students. These consultation hours are available on iLearn.