Statistics Online Course

Statistics Online Course Sale!
Full Fee $595.00 incl GST - Best Value!
Payment Plan $800.00 incl GST
Duration 100 hrs (12 months)
Exam Optional
Tutor Support Yes unlimited by email
Qualification Certificate

Statistics is an important skill for anyone involved or are interested in the measurement and prediction of trends in either markets, science, the environment or health science.  It is one of the true tools that is cross-disciplinary.

Course Aims:

  • Become familiar with different statistical terms and the elementary representation of statistical data.
  • Become familia with distributions, and the application of distributions in processing data.
  • Apply measures of central tendency in solving research questions
  • Demonstrate and explain the normal curve, percentiles and standard scores.
  • Explain methods of correlation that describes the relationship between two variables.
  • Make predictions with regression equations.
  • Determine how much error to expect when making the predictions.
  • Explain the basic concepts of underlying the use of statistics to make inferences.
  • Analyse the difference between the means of two groups with the t Test.
  • Describe the use of ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) in analysing the difference between two or more groups.
  • Apply the concept of Non Parametric Statistics


Detailed Course Outline

There are 10 Lessons in this course:


  • Key terms and concepts: data, variables
  • Measurements of scale: nominal, ordinal, interval,ratio
  • Data presentation
  • Probability
  • Rounding of data
  • Scientific notation
  • Significant figures
  • Functions
  • Equations
  • Inequalities
  • Experimental design
  • The normal curve
  • Data collection
  • Simple, systemic, stratified and cluster random sampling
  • Remaining motivated to learn statistics


  • Scope and nature of distributions
  • Class intervals and limits
  • Class boundaries
  • Frequency Distribution
  • Histograms
  • Frequency polygons
  • Normal distributions
  • Other distributions
  • Frequency curves

Measures of central tendency

  • Range, percentiles, quartiles, mode, median, mean
  • Variance
  • Standard deviation
  • Degrees of freedom
  • Interquartile and semi interquartile deviations

The Normal curve and Percentiles and Standard Scores

  • Normal distribution characteristics
  • Percentiles
  • Standard scores
  • Z scores
  • T score
  • Converting standard scores to percentiles
  • Area under a curve
  • Tables of normal distribution


  • Scope and nature of Correlation
  • Correlation coefficient
  • Coefficient of determination
  • Scatter plots
  • Product movement for linear correlation coefficient
  • Rank correlation
  • Multiple correlation


  • Calculating regression equation with correlation coefficient
  • Least squares method
  • Standard error of the estimate

Inferential Statistics

  • Hypothesis testing
  • Test for a mean
  • Errors in accepting or rejecting null hypothesis
  • Levels of significance
  • One and two tailed tests
  • Sampling theory
  • Confidence intervals

The t Test

  • Assessing statistical difference with the t test
  • t Test for independent samples
  • t Test for dependent (paired) samples

Analysis of variance

  • Scope and application of ANOVA
  • Factors and levels
  • Hypothesis
  • Calculate degrees of freedom
  • Calculate sum of squares within and between groups
  • Calculate mean square
  • Calculate F

Chi square test

  • Chi square goodness of fit test
  • Calculate degrees of freedom
  • Chi square test of independence
  • Calculate expected frequencies
  • Degrees of freedom
  • Contingency tables
  • Find expected frequencies
  • Calculate degrees of freedom

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It's okay if you don't want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.

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    Do you have set start dates?

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