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Statistics 108


Tutorials are not compulsory but they are a good idea so you should just turn up! There are 10 different times you can choose from.  All are held in 303-B11 in the Science Building.

Wednesday times:

10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm

Thursday times:

10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm

Computer help

Ask the demonstrators in the Statistics computer lab for help with iNZight, VIT, SPSS and Excel. The Lab is in room 303S-B91 (in the basement of 303S).  (Helpful map)

Monday to Thursday 9-8pm and Friday 9-5pm of lecture weeks.

Stats108 advice

Kane provides helpful advice for STATS 108.

Assistance room

The assistance room is for support with lecture material, assignments, tests and exams. It is in room 170 in the new Science Building 302 on the corner of Wellesley and Symonds Street.   (Helpful map)  It is easy to spot the tutors because they will be wearing gold sashes.

Monday to Friday 10-3pm of lecture weeks.

How to study for statistics tests and exams


  • Multi choice questions are easy…
  • MCQ are used to trick us…
  • You just have to memorise facts…

Myth busters

Multi choice tests are not easy because they involve in depth understanding of concepts and processes. Even though the correct answer is in the list, you can get distracted by common misconceptions and confusing wording.

Learning statistics by using active techniques like solving problems. Passive browsing and highlighting are not enough.

For each chapter

Step 1: Complete the workbook gaps. Attend the lectures or watch the lecture recordings. Revise your notes.

Step 2: Try the challenges and sample test questions from the blue pages

Step 3: Do 2-3 sets of questions relevant to this chapter

Final revision

Do a mixture of problems using exam conditions. Solve new problems you haven’t see before. Check answers at the end.

Past test papers are the best way to complete your study.

Helpful resources:

Learning at university

Improve your chances of success with better time management. A study timetable is a great place to start.

Learning at university

Working in groups

Group projects are a common feature of university study, although they hold their own particular challenges.

Working in groups

Taking notes

One of the challenges of university is figuring out how to take good notes in lectures without losing track of what is being said.

Taking notes

Using Excel

Recap the basics of Excel including formulae and making charts/graphs.

Using Excel