STAT6099 Research Skills
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to:
One component of this module focuses on report writing, appropriate organisation and written presentation of quantitative material, appopriate design and presentation of tables and graphs, scientific practice in relation to citation and referencing, and academic integrity.
A second component of the module teaches you how to communicate scientific material well in oral presentation, and gives you practice and video feedback on your presentation skills.
A third component covers statistical/demographic consulting.
J. E. Miller (2005). The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis.Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (T11 MIL)
R. Hall (2007) Brilliant Presentation. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall. (HF 5718 HAL)
S. Goodlad (1990). Speaking Technically. Richmond: Biddles (T11 GOO)
G. Harvey (1998) Writing with Sources: A guide for students.Indianapolis: Hackett. (pamphlet 029.6 HAR)
J. Derr (2000). Statistical Consulting: A Guide to Effective Communication, Duxbury Press. (HA 29 DER)
Includes online tutorials on academic integrity and referencing.
|Assessment Method||Hours||% contribution to final mark||Feedback|
|Coursework Report writing||60%|
|Coursework Oral presentation - pass compulsory: students repeat the presentation until they reach a satisfactory standard||%|
|Coursework Statistical/demographic consultancy||40%|
Referral Method: If you fail the course, you will be asked to resubmit a revised version of the same coursework for the report-writing assessment and this will count for 80% of your final mark. You will not be required to resit the consultancy component – your original mark for the consultancy group assessment will be carried forward and count for 20% of your final mark.