Multivariate Statistics

STA70002 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 3 Hours per Week

2020 teaching periods


HOL Study Period 3

31 Aug 20 - 29 Nov 20

22 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
13 Sep 20

21 Sep 20


STA60005 Statistical Practice 2 

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.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Summarise the objectives of a study, specify variables of interest in a study and identify their level of measurement.
2. Prepare data files for analyses (i.e. data screening, checking assumptions etc.).
3. Test the assumptions underlying a statistical analysis and state the limitations of a study.
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.


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