The aims of this course are to:
- Introduce you to quantitative methods used in the social sciences, including both descriptive statistics and elementary inferential statistics
- Enable you to use these methods and to understand other people’s use of them
- Introduce you to some key national and international sources of social science data.
Pre-requisite for STAT2009
One of the pre-requisites for ECON1004 and PSYC3010
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Apply writing skills (in writing up your work for the assignment).
- Use a computer spreadsheet to analyse data and to produce appropriate graphs
- Apply quantitative methods to analyse social science data and to understand other people’s use of these methods
- Use critical thinking through independent learning and study
- Apply computing skills (in the use of a spreadsheet package).
- Types of Data and Making/Using Tables
- Graphical Methods
- Averages and Percentiles
- Measures of Spread and Inequality
- Transforming Data
- The Normal Distribution
- Samples and Sampling Distributions
- Confidence Intervals
- Simple Hypothesis Tests
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
If full face to face teaching has not resumed, teaching will be delivered by a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous online methods, which may include lectures, quizzes, discussion boards, workshop activities, exercises, and videos. A range of resources will also be provided for further self-directed study. Face-to-face teaching opportunities will be explored depending on circumstances and feasibility.
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Beginning Statistics by Foster. Diamond and Jefferies.
For the weekly tests, the best 6 out of 9 marks will be used for the final mark
Summative assessment description
|Weekly online exercises||15%|
Referral assessment description
Repeat type: Internal & External