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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Dr Harmindar Nath


Introduction to multivariate statistical techniques for the analysis of survey data. Topics include cross tabulation of data and Chi-square test of independence and goodness of fit, correlation and its applications (reliability analysis: Cronbach's alpha), General linear regression, Multivariate analysis of variance and covariance, discriminant, factor, and cluster analysis. Use of SPSS for windows for analysis.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • prepare survey data for statistical analysis
  • apply multivariate statistical techniques for exploring and establishing relationships between/among variables
  • select and carry out appropriate statistical tests for evaluating reliability of scale and examining research hypotheses
  • use SPSS for data analysis and interpret output
  • demonstrate skills in communicating the results of the analysis.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours, closed-book): 50%

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour laboratory/tutorial per week.


ETW2111, ETX2111 or ETW1010


ETF3500, ETC3500