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STA2301 Distribution Theory

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 28 January 2023


Pre-requisite: (STA2300 or STA1003 or equivalent) and (MAT1102 or ENM1600)


Statistics plays a vital role in social and scientific investigations. This course introduces students to the theory of probability and probability distributions, with clear indication of the relevance and importance of the theory in solving practical problems in the real world. The development of these concepts, and the understanding of the properties of commonly used distributions and underlying theory, form a solid foundation for the subsequent course on statistical inference.

This course introduces students to the concepts and elements of probability and distribution theory. The topics include probability, random variables and their distributions, expectation, moment generating functions, standard discrete and continuous distributions, bivariate distributions, transformation techniques and sampling distributions related to the normal distribution. This course also includes practical applications of these distributions and introduces statistical computations using R.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 28 January 2023