161.122 Statistics (15 credits)

Statistical literacy and data collection. Descriptive statistics and the interpretation of data, probability, random variables and probability distributions, sampling and estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, use of R software.

Note(s): 161.122 takes an in-depth approach to statistics with a strong focus on computing. It allows entry into all 200-level statistics courses. Students without a strong computing or mathematical background should consider 161.111 Applied Statistics which covers key statistical concepts in an accessible way.

Requirements Requirements help

Expected prior learning Requirements help

  • At least 16 credits in NCEA Level 3 Mathematics from these standards: 91573, 91574, 91575, 91576, 91577, 91578, 91579, 91587;
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    passed any 100-level mathematics course (prefix 160) except 160.104.

    If you do not have this prior learning or equivalent you should enrol in this Massey University course instead:
    160.105 Methods of Mathematics

    If it is some time since you studied Mathematics at school, you can find out if you have the expected background by taking this maths quiz.
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Offerings Offerings help

Year Semester Mode Location
2021 Semester Two full semester Distance
2021 Semester Two full semester Internal Manawatu Campus
2021 Semester Two full semester Internal Auckland Campus