|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To enable students to:
4.use statistics to evaluate the implications of the evidence
5.write up investigations in standard research lab report format
This is a stage II statistics and methods course with an emphasis on analysis of variance and regression analyses. The course also contains practical laboratory sessions where students generate data, analyse it and practise reporting experiments in standard quantitative lab report format. The course is taught with materials tailored to speech language science students.
1.Logic of analysis of variance
2.Using SPSS for independent measures ANOVA
3.Using SPSS for repeated measures ANOVA
4.Correlation and regression
5.Using SPSS for multiple regression
6.Selecting statistical tests
7.Writing up of laboratory reports
How to select the correct versions of analyses of variance according to data generated, how to carry out these analyses using SPSS, how to interpret data correctly and how to write up in standard report form. Ditto for correlation and regression analyses.
Development of Key Skills:
Computer literacy, SPSS, numeracy. Systematic observation, data collection, data analysis, report writing.
|Graduate Skills Framework Applicable:||Yes|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||30:00||30:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||2||1:00||2:00||Class|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||36:00||36:00||N/A|
The lecture sessions introduce essential theories, facts and techniques. The practical sessions work with both given scenarios and new data generated by experiments carried out in class to derive data sets that students have to analyse using computer/statistical skills acquired in year 1 and the lectures of year II. Report writing is further practised through write-ups of the 4 x 2 hour experiment practicals.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Practical/lab report||2||M||75||An open book computer based practical examination|
|Practical/lab report||2||M||25||Two written lab reports, based on classroom experiments: one formative(wk 4), one summative (wk 8)|
The class test assesses skills in identifying from a scenario the data to be sued, the appropriate statistical test to use to answer a given scenario/question and carrying out the analyses using SPSS.
The laboratory sessions and associated write-ups practice hypothesis formation/testing, data generation and gathering, analysis and interpretation of the data and write up of results in standard format.
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