Multivariate Statistics

STA70002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 3 Hours per Week

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods


HOL Study Period 1

HOL Study Period 3

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

27 Jun 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

20 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

28 Aug 23 - 26 Nov 23

22 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
10 Sep 23

18 Sep 23

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Oct 23

Aims and objectives

This unit teaches students to identify and apply the multivariate statistical techniques most commonly used in social and health research, to understand the assumptions underlying their use, and appreciate the strengths and limitations of these methods. Knowledge of these methods is particularly helpful for gaining employment in statistical consulting.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Summarise the objectives of a study and prepare data files for analysis.
2. Test the assumptions underlying a statistical analysis and state the limitations of a study
3. Develop statistical models to describe associations between variables
4. Identify the most appropriate analysis for the research question and execute the analysis using an appropriate software package
5. Interpret and report the results of statistical analyses