|Unit convenor and teaching staff
Unit convenor and teaching staff
12 Wally's Walk Room 626
Please refer to iLearnConvenor/Lecturer
12 Wally's Walk Room 613
Please refer to iLearnLecturer
12 Wally's Walk Room 706
Please refer to iLearn
Admission to MAppStat or GradCertAppStat or GradDipAppStat or MSc or MDataSc or MLabQAMgt or GradDipLabQAMgt or GradCertLabQAMgt or MScInnovationStat
STAT6170 or STAT670
This unit aims to extend and broaden statistical experience from STAT6170, with a focus on application to real-world analysis. It covers relationships between categorical or continuous explanatory variables and a continuous response variable using the techniques of one-way and two-way analysis of variance and simple and multiple linear regression. Data management, report writing, graphical presentation of results, and power analysis are described.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
HURDLES: Attendance at, and reasonable engagement in, Small Group Teaching Activities (SGTA) classes in this unit is compulsory. Attendance and reasonable engagement in the class activities in at least 10 out of 12 of the SGTA classes are requirements to pass the unit. This is a hurdle requirement. See the unit iLearn page for more detail.
ATTENDANCE and PARTICIPATION: Please contact the unit convenor as soon as possible if you have difficulty attending and participating in any classes. There may be alternatives available to make up the work. If there are circumstances that mean you will miss a class, you can apply for Special Consideration via ask.mq.edu.au.
ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION: Assignment submission will be online through the iLearn page.
Submit assignments online via the appropriate assignment link on the iLearn page. A personalised cover sheet is not required with online submissions. Read the submission statement carefully before accepting it as there are substantial penalties for making a false declaration.
You may submit as often as required prior to the due date/time. Please note that each submission will completely replace any previous submissions. It is in your interests to make frequent submissions of your partially completed work as insurance against technical or other problems near the submission deadline.
LATE SUBMISSION OF WORK: Online quizzes, in-class activities, or scheduled tests and exam must be undertaken at the time indicated in the unit guide. Should these activities be missed due to illness or misadventure, students may apply for Special Consideration.
All other assessments, i.e. the assignment in this unit, must be submitted by 5:00 pm on their due date.
Should these assessments be missed due to illness or misadventure, students should apply for Special Consideration.
Assessments not submitted by the due date will receive a mark of zero unless late submissions are specifically allowed as indicated in the unit guide or on iLearn.
If late submissions are permitted as indicated in the unit guide or on iLearn a consistent penalty will be applied for late submissions as follows:
A 12-hour grace period will be given after which the following deductions will be applied to the awarded assessment mark: 12 to 24 hours late = 10% deduction; for each day thereafter, an additional 10% per day or part thereof will be applied until five days beyond the due date. After this time, a mark of zero (0) will be given. For example, an assessment worth 20% is due at 5 pm on 1 January. Student A submits the assessment at 1 pm, 3 January. The assessment received a mark of 15/20. A 20% deduction is then applied to the mark of 15, resulting in the loss of three (3) marks. Student A is then awarded a final mark of 12/20.
FINAL EXAM POLICY: It is Macquarie University policy not to set early examinations for individuals or groups of students. All students are expected to ensure that they are available until the end of the teaching semester, that is, the final day of the official examination period. The only excuse for not sitting an examination at the designated time is because of documented illness or unavoidable disruption. In these special circumstances, you may apply for special consideration via ask.mq.edu.au.
If you receive special consideration for the final exam, a supplementary exam will be scheduled in the interval between the regular exam period and the start of the next session. By making a special consideration application for the final exam you are declaring yourself available for a resit during this supplementary examination period and will not be eligible for a second special consideration approval based on pre-existing commitments. Please ensure you are familiar with the policy prior to submitting an application.
You can check the supplementary exam information page on FSE101 in iLearn (bit.ly/FSESupp) for dates, and approved applicants will receive an individual notification one week prior to the exam with the exact date and time of their supplementary examination.
|Formal Examination Period
The quiz will become available on iLearn.
The assignment will cover all learning outcomes.
Formal invigilated examination testing the learning outcomes of the unit.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
We have 2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of SGTA per week.
There is no prescribed textbook.
You are required to use R/RStudio to perform data analyses. You will use R/RStudio as part of the SGTA classes. You can find more information on RStudio at their web site: https://www.rstudio.com/. The software is freely available to download at no cost for all standard operating systems (Windows, Mac OS and Linux) at https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/.
These recommended books are available in Reserve at the library.
Course introduction; One-sided tests; Type I and Type II error; Introduction to R/RStudio
Modified two-sample t-test; Assessing normality and equal variance assumptions
|One way ANOVA
|One way ANOVA, Multiple comparisons
Transformations; Non-parametrics; Power and Sample Size
|Data management; R Markdown; Simple linear regression
|Simple linear regression and model validation; Multiple regression
|Mid Semester Exam
|Multiple regression and model validation
Extensions and examples of multiple regression
|Two-way ANOVA continued and multiple comparisons
Two-Way ANOVA and multiple regression connection
Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:
Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.
Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct
Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact firstname.lastname@example.org
At Macquarie, we believe academic integrity – honesty, respect, trust, responsibility, fairness and courage – is at the core of learning, teaching and research. We recognise that meeting the expectations required to complete your assessments can be challenging. So, we offer you a range of resources and services to help you reach your potential, including free online writing and maths support, academic skills development and wellbeing consultations.
Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/
The Writing Centre provides resources to develop your English language proficiency, academic writing, and communication skills.
The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources.
Macquarie University offers a range of Student Support Services including:
For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/.
When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.
We now have an extra hour of SGTA per week starting from this offering.
Unit information based on version 2022.03 of the Handbook