The Statistics in Action module is an elective of the iSTEM course. For the 200 hour iSTEM course, students must complete 150 hours of electivities over the two years and 50 hours of the core. Each iSTEM elective, including Statistics in Action, represent 25 hours of indicative study and therefore students must complete 6 electives over the two years. Schools are encouraged to take a ‘Unit of Work’ approach and combine electives and core units to make the most out of project, problem and inquiry based learning approaches.
In the Statistics in Action elective students develop skills and understanding associated with statistical literacy and decision making. This unit supports the International Statistical Literacy Project promoting statistical literacy around the world. Students will utilise project-based learning activities to collect and interpret data that addresses practical research questions in areas such as business, industry, healthcare and medicine. Students develop fundamental skills in data collection, analysis and reporting methods and apply this to both simulated and real world applications.
To complete the Statistics in Action Elective you need to complete the following areas of study;
Statistics in Action
- Research methods
- Technologies related to statistical analysis
- Fundamental statistical analysis
- Analyse, interpret and evaluate statistical information
- Creative and innovative approaches to solve practical research problems