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OLET1632: Shark Bites and Other Data Stories

This OLE gives students a simple, transferable approach to the exploration of multivariate data in everyday life using simple coding in R. You will investigate the relationship between variables in spreadsheet like data, learning what questions to ask, what techniques to use, and what mistakes to avoid. Focused on concepts, not formulae, the OLE is accessible for students from any discipline. You will focus on studies, including: How does the Australian public respond to shark bites? Is mobile phone usage related to higher incidence of brain tumors?

Details

Academic unit Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Unit code OLET1632
Unit name Shark Bites and Other Data Stories
Session, year
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Intensive July, 2022
Attendance mode Block mode
Location Remote
Credit points 2

Enrolment rules

Prohibitions
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None
Prerequisites
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None
Corequisites
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None
Available to study abroad and exchange students

Yes

Teaching staff and contact details

Coordinator Di Warren, diana.warren@sydney.edu.au
Type Description Weight Due Length
Online task hurdle task MasteryQuiz2
Review of Module2
6.25% Progressive self paced
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO4
Assignment hurdle task MasteryQuiz0
Review of Module0
6.25% Progressive self paced
Outcomes assessed: LO3
Assignment hurdle task MasteryQuiz1
Review of Module1
6.25% Progressive self paced
Outcomes assessed: LO3
Assignment hurdle task MasteryQuiz3
Review of Module3
6.25% Progressive self paced
Outcomes assessed: LO5
Assignment Lab Report (Written)
Synthesis of Modules; Reproducible report [individual/team]
35% Week 02 self paced, due before Lab3
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Assignment Lab Report (Oral)
Presentation of report; Interrogation [individual/team]
20% Week 02 self paced, delivered in Lab3
Outcomes assessed: LO1
Assignment Critical Review (Article)
Critical review of a research article
10% Week 02 self paced, due day after Lab 3
Outcomes assessed: LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5
Assignment Critical Review (Report)
Critical review of peer's reports
10% Week 02 Self paced, due in Lab 3
Outcomes assessed: LO4 LO5
hurdle task = hurdle task ?

All MasteryQuizzes and LiveLab Report are submitted online through Canvas. The LiveLab presentation is given in LiveLab3.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a high distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

For more information see sydney.edu.au/students/guide-to-grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Special consideration

If you experience short-term circumstances beyond your control, such as illness, injury or misadventure or if you have essential commitments which impact your preparation or performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website provides information on academic honesty, academic dishonesty, and the resources available to all students.

The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic dishonesty or plagiarism seriously.

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of dishonesty, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Progressive Introduction to data and R Individual study (2 hr) LO3
Data detective Individual study (1.5 hr) LO3
Data exploration Individual study (4.5 hr) LO2 LO4
Data interpretation Individual study (2 hr) LO5
3x Labs Practical (6 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3 LO4 LO5

Attendance and class requirements

Students must attend the Labs, either on Campus (CC) or online on Zoom (RE).

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 2 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 40-50 hours of student effort in total.

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University’s graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

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

  • LO1. perform data analysis on multivariate data in a team, and communicate the findings through reproducible statistical reports and oral presentations
  • LO2. perform data analysis on multivariate data
  • LO3. perform initial data analysis on multivariate data
  • LO4. choose appropriate statistical tools for multivariate data
  • LO5. recognise common mistakes in interpretation.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities
GQ1 GQ2 GQ3 GQ4 GQ5 GQ6 GQ7 GQ8 GQ9
No changes needed.

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