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Undergraduate Study

OLEO1631/OLET1632: Shark bites and other data stories

In a data-rich world, global citizens need to problem solve with data. Evidence based decision-making is essential in every field of research and work.

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Shark Bites and Other Data Stories gives students a simple, transferable approach to the exploration of multivariate data in everyday life. You will investigate the relationship between variables in spreadsheet like data, learning what questions to ask, what techniques to use, and what mistakes to avoid. Focused on concepts, not formulae, the OLE is accessible for students from any discipline. You will focus on three main case studies: How does the Australian public respond to shark bites? Is mobile phone usage related to higher incidence of brain tumors? How is the unemployment rate changing?

General information

OLEO1631 is an online zero credit point unit available to all enrolled students of the University of Sydney.

OLET1632 is a two credit point unit available within certain courses, including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Economics. (Prospective students should check the regulations relevant to their course.)

You may also view the description of OLET1632 in the University's course search database.

Students: if you decide to email us please include your name and SID.

To enrol in this unit of study, visit the Canvas OLE site.

For enrolled students, here is a link to the Canvas page for OLEO1631.

To view the Unit of Study outline, see UoSOutline.

Course material

Online material for this unit will be available from its page on Canvas.

In The July intensive, the 4 Live Labs (for 2CP) students will be on:
  • Monday 22 July 9-11am
  • Wednesday 24 July 9-11am
  • Monday 29 July 9-11am
  • Wednesday 31 July 9-11am
Venue: Carslaw 353

Timetable