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# ENVX1002: Introduction to Statistical Methods

### 2024 unit information

This is an introductory data science unit for students in the agricultural, life and environmental sciences. It provides the foundation for statistics and data science skills that are needed for a career in science and for further study in applied statistics and data science. The unit focuses on developing critical and statistical thinking skills for all students. It has 4 modules: exploring data, modelling data, sampling data and making decisions with data. Students will use problems and data from the physical, health, life and social sciences to develop adaptive problem-solving skills in a team setting. Taught interactively with embedded technology, ENVX1002 develops critical thinking and skills to problem-solve with data.

## Unit details and rules

#### Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations

Code ENVX1002 Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations 6
 Prerequisites: ? None None ENVX1001 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or MATH1115 or DATA1001 or DATA1901 or BUSS1020 or STAT1021 or ECMT1010 None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

• LO1. Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing R and Excel to effectively explore and describe data sets in the life sciences.
• LO2. Evaluate and interpret different types of data in the natural sciences by visualising probability distributions and calculating probabilities using RStudio and Excel.
• LO3. Apply parametric and non-parametric statistical inference methods to experimental data using RStudio and effectively interpret and communicate the results in the context of the data.
• LO4. Apply both linear and non-linear models to describe relationships between variables using RStudio and Excel, demonstrating creativity in developing models that effectively represent complex data patterns.
• LO5. Articulate statistical and modelling results clearly and convincingly in both written reports and oral presentations, working effectively as an individual and collaboratively in a team, showcasing the ability to convey complex information to varied audiences.

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Session MoA   Location Outline
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA   Location Outline
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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