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.
Higher statistics award
A statistical analysis using a software package is required.
In addition there is a written exam to be completed.
No necessary costs
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.
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.
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
A pass at Nat 5 Maths or Nat 5 Apps Maths is required.
what will you get?
The unit is graded on a simple Pass / Fail basis
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
Statistics is used in a wide variety of careers including:
Business and Finance
Medicine and Healthcare
Food Science and Nutrition
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.