TO PASS THIS UNIT YOU MUST:
- Achieve a total mark of at least 50%.
- Achieve a mark of at least 50% on the exam of basic stats knowledge. This is a hurdle requirement.
- Attend and participate in at least 8 of the practicals. This is a hurdle requirement.
There are two one-hour lectures per week. This year, lectures will take place on Zoom via live stream. Links will be made available on iLearn. Students are encouraged to attend these lectures live so they can ask questions, but recordings will also be made available on iLearn. You are expected to listen to all of the lectures.
Practicals last 2 hours each and are conducted on campus and online. Note that you are expected to attend and participate in practical sessions, as they are a hurdle requirement of the unit. Failure to attend and complete at least 8 of the practicals will result in a fail grade.
The primary means of communication for this unit is via iLearn, which can be accessed by most web browsers from inside or outside the University. We expect you to use iLearn for:
- Doing the Weekly Quizzes
- Regularly checking announcements
- Discussing the unit and its content with staff and other students
- Downloading Lecture and Practical materials
- Downloading reference materials
Logging in to iLearn
- The iLearn login page is: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/
- Username: your student number
- Problems? Please contact Student IT Help
- Need extra help due to a disability/health condition? Please visit the Student Services Website : https://students.mq.edu.au/support/wellbeing
If you know you will miss a practical or if you have already missed one, please email the convenor at firstname.lastname@example.org. There may be alternative practical slots, including the internal sessions, available for you to catch up.
The University grading is: fail (F <50%), pass (P 50%-64%), credit (CR 65%-74%), distinction (D 75%-84%) and high distinction (HD 85%-100%).
Exam Special Consideration
If you apply for Special Consideration for your final examination, you must make yourself available from mid July to the end of July, 2021. If you are not available at that time, there is no guarantee an additional examination time will be offered. Specific examination dates and times will be determined at a later date.
Assignment submission, Turnitin and Plagiarism
This is a paperless unit so no paper submission will be required for your written report, which will be submitted through iLearn via a Turnitin link. Your written assignment will be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Do not under any circumstances lend your work to another student. If that student plagiarises your work, you too may be liable. The penalties imposed by the University for plagiarism are serious and may include expulsion from the University. A full outline of the Universities policy on plagiarism is found at http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/doc s/academic_honesty/policy.html.
Extensions and penalties
5% will be deducted for each day your experiment report is late. If you are unable to submit the assignment by the due date, then an extension must be sought before the due date unless this is impossible. To support your extension, you will be asked to submit a special consideration request via ask.mq.edu.au.
RESOURCES and SUPPORT
How to find the answers
1. Please read the unit outline.
2. Consult iLearn - often your question has already been asked and answered by another student.
3. If the answer to a question will benefit others, please post it on iLearn.
4. Unexpected adjustments made during the unit will announced via announcements so make sure you check iLearn regularly.
1. Always submit questions to email@example.com.
2. Please be courteous and patient - we will endeavour to reply to your email within 24 hours.
There are no required textbooks for the unit, but Steve McKillup's book "Statistics Explained : An Introductory Guide for Life Scientists" is highly recommended. Copies of the book are available online and on reserve in the Macquarie University library.
The Numeracy Centre offers drop-in sessions to students with statistical questions. It is located at 14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue, Room 188. For questions and scheduling, please visit the iLearn page (https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/enrol/index.php?id=30577).