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 is a foundational course in data science. You will learn critical, analytical and statistical thinking skills, enabling you to evaluate the validity and accuracy of conclusions drawn from data. Does mobile phone usage increase the incidence of brain tumours? What is the public's attitude to shark baiting following an attack? Focusing on statistical literacy, you will explore the design of experiments, exploratory data analysis, sampling and tests of significance.

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.

Course material

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

In The February intensive, the 3 Live Labs (for 2CP) students will be on:
  • Monday 11 February 9-11am
  • Friday 15 February 9-11am
  • Thursday 21 February 9-12noon
Venues TBC.