STATISTICS unit

SCQF LEVEL 6

The general aim of this Unit is to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in statistical methods and techniques that can be applied to a variety of real-life contexts which may be new to the learner. This includes skills in interpreting and analysing graphs and statistical diagrams, applying skills to the normal distribution and determining the equation of linear regression and using it for prediction. 

QUALIFICATION

Higher statistics award

DURATION

40 hours

COURSEWORK

A statistical analysis using a software package is required. 

EXAM

In addition there is a written exam to be completed. 

COST

No necessary costs

TEACHERS

Mr Hamer

Mr Reid

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?

The following link provides more information about statistics and its relevance in many aspects of everyday life. 

 

Powerpoint presentation for S6 

 

This course was developed in conjunction with Scottish universities as many of their courses such as Social Sciences and Sport & Exercise Science now contain significant statistical content. 

As this course comprises a single unit, it is timetabled for only two periods per week. 

 

The emphasis is very much on analysing real data, both manually and by using a software package.   The package used on this course is R Studio and full instruction will be given before using to analyse data. 

 

New concepts will include Normal Distribution, Linear Regression Analysis and Hypothesis Testing. 

KEY FACTS

Everything you need to know before selecting this course

entry requirements

A pass at Nat 5 Maths is required.

what will you get?

The unit is graded on a simple Pass / Fail basis 

progress

Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course

EMPLOYMENT

Statistics is used in a wide variety of careers including: 

 

  • Business and Finance 

  • Medicine and Healthcare 

  • Data Science 

  • Journalism 

  • Geography 

  • Food Science and Nutrition 

  • Biological Sciences 

  • Environmental Sciences 

my world of work

This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects. 

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