STA351 - Environmental Statistics

 Semester Summer - 2019 Fall - 2018 Fall - 2017 Fall - 2016 Fall - 2015 Fall - 2014 Fall - 2013 Schools offering this subject Select school School of Environmental and Civil Engineering Technology Last revision date May 9, 2019 9:35:06 AM Last review date May 9, 2019 9:54:15 AM

Subject Title
Environmental Statistics

Subject Description
Introductory statistical techniques and data management skills will be developed and practiced. Focus will be on developing skills in data presentation, evaluating data sets for probability distributions, confidence limits, and regression equations relevant to the environmental and engineering industry.

Credit Status
One subject credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Use the terminology and language of statistics correctly and with meaning;
2. Describe different sampling techniques and sources of bias in sampling;
3. Present, analyze and interpret data in a variety of graphical methods;
4. Use technology to display data graphically;
5. Perform and interpret a linear regression relationship between bivariate data;
6. Understand the Normal Distribution, its applications, and the Central Limit Theorem;
7. Use inferential statistics to solve a wide variety of problems.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.