**Classes**

STAT683 is delivered by lectures and tutorials.

The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at:

http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au

**Required and Recommended Texts and/or Materials**

There is no set textbook for this subject. Lecture notes will be available from iLearn at least the night before the lecture. Students should read the lecture notes before the lecture. All teaching materials will be available via iLearn.

References that may be useful

- Wackerly, D. D., Mendenhall, W., Scheaffer, R. L. Mathematical Statistics with Applications (4th,5th, 6th or 7th Editions)
- Ross, S. A First Course in Probability, Pearson (5th, 6th, 7th, 9th or 9th Editions)
- Ward, M. D. and Gundlach, E. (2016) Introduction to Probability, W. H. Freeman and Company
- Kinney, J.J. (1997) Probability - An Introduction with Statistical Applications, John Wiley and Sons
- Scheaffer R.L. (1994) Introduction to Probability and Its Applications, (2nd Edition) Duxbury Press
- Sincich,T., Levine, D.M., Stephan, D. (1999) Practical Statistics by Example using Microsoft Excel

**Technology Used and Required**

**iLearn**

There will be an iLearn site for this unit where weekly information, online discussions, lecture notes, iLectures, practice exercises and solutions will be posted.

Students are required to login to iLearn using their Student ID Number and myMQ Portal Password (note, information about how to get hold of your password is provided by the weblink http://ilearn.mq.edu.au).

The website for the iLearn login is https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/. You can only access the material if you are enrolled in the unit.

**Software**

We will be using Microsoft Office for Windows (especially Excel), R and Wolfram Alpha, freely available online.

Audio/Video recordings of lectures will be available on iLearn soon after the lecture is delivered.

Course notes are available on iLearn before the lecture. Students should familiarise themselves with the notes before the lecture and bring a copy (in paper or electronic form) to class.

**Teaching and Learning Strategy**

*Lectures*

Lectures begin in Week 1. STAT683 students should attend 3 hours per week. The lecture notes must be brought to the lectures each week. These will be available on iLearn the night before the lecture.

*Tutorials*

Tutorials begin in Week 2 and are based on work from the previous week’s lecture. The aim of tutorials is to apply techniques learnt in lectures to solve problems using a statistical package. The material is available on iLearn.

*Additional Exercises*

Additional exercises may also be made available on iLearn. It is expected that students will attempt all questions. The exercises will not be discussed during the tutorial, although some may be discussed during the lectures. A solution will be made available on the website.