COMM 111

Introductory Statistics

Course overview

A course to introduce you to statistics, with emphasis on practical applications and problem-solving in commerce.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum average grade of C- across the course(s) specified below
  • restriction Statistics, QMET-103 or QMET-103R
  • restriction Biometrics, QMET-201
Available semesters January Summer School 2024 Semester 2 2024
Credits 15
Domestic fees $794.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Explain how data is gathered to support business decisions.
  2. Appreciate the range of graphical tools and descriptive statistics commonly used to summarise and display numerical information.
  3. Explain and the concept and suitable uses of a probability distribution.
  4. Describe the purpose of hypothesis testing to support business decisions.
  5. Use a computer-generated spreadsheet to generate descriptive statistics and graphs.
  6. Interpret results of an exploratory data analysis.
  7. Calculate and interpret probabilities.
  8. Estimate and interpret confidence intervals.
  9. Design and test a statistical hypothesis, then interpret the results.
  10. Demonstrate both integrity and rigour when collecting, presenting and analysing data.

Course examiners

Kathryn Bicknell

Dr Kathryn Bicknell

Senior Lecturer

Department of Global Value Chains and Trade