We will be using the e-textbook, Kj Byun and Peter Petocz (2013). Taking Your Chances in Gambling, Sport and Medicine for lectures and also notes for practical classes. Please see
You will have one 3-hour lecture, and you will be enrolled in one 1-hour tutorial(practical) class:
- Lectures: Monday 6pm to 9pm E7B T5 (these also contain a tutorial component)
- Practicals: Wednesday 6pm (E4B 208), 7pm (E4B 208) and Thursday 6pm (E4B 208) - based on student numbers another class (Thu 7pm) may be scheduled.
– practicals start in week 2
The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at: http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/timetables
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Students should attend all lectures and practicals as it is an internal unit. In the lecture we will present new material and include a tutorial component where you can practice the techniques and ask questions. The lectures will follow the chapters from the e-textbook, "Taking Your Chances in Gambling, Sport and Medicine" closely. In the practical classes, we will help you work practically, solving problems and analysing data using Microsoft Excel and Minitab.
Recommended texts that may be helpful
· D. Rowntree (1981). Statistics without Tears. Penguin [QA276.R66]
· M. Bland (2000). An Introduction to Medical Statistics. Oxford University Press [RA409.B55/2000]
· R. Peck et al. (eds.) (2006). Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown 4th Edition. Duxbury Press [QA276.16.S843 2006]
Technology Used and Required
The web page for this unit can be found at: http://handbook.mq.edu.au/2017/Units/UGUnit/STAT175
The iLearn site for STAT175 and can be accessed at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/. Students should check the site regularly to find the latest announcements, lecture handouts, sample labs and assignments. In addition, always check the site on the day of the lecture for announcements, etc.
However, you should at all times use your Macquarie University student e-mail account when contacting us. E-mails from hotmail, yahoo and similar accounts are often stopped by our spam filter, so we may not get to read them. Furthermore, you should check and read your Macquarie University student e-mail on a regular basis (at least twice a week).