Topics covered will include:
- Revision of Hypothesis testing, Distributions, parametric assumptions & Z-scores;
- Testing for parametric assumptions;
- Test of difference;
- Equivalent Non-parametric test of difference: Wilcoxon, Mann-Whitney & One Way ANOVA (Kruskal-Wallis);
- Computer practicals;
- Using SPSS to support statistical analysis;
- Practical psychology;
- Two simple psychological studies: How to write up an experimental design;
- Research Participation;
- 10 hours of participation in current research.
By the end of the module students should be able to:
- Use SPSS to perform simple statistical analyses;
- Understand and apply the concepts and methods behind hypothesis testing in the context of experimental design;
- Know when and how to use Chi-square, t-tests and their non-parametric equivalent tests;
- Conduct psychological studies involving simple statistical analyses;
- Present the results of psychological research in written report format.
- Practical Report 2: (1,500 words; 50% of 10 credit module);
- Class test (50% of 10 credit module).
To be eligible to pass this module, the statistics exam must be passed and you need to fulfil the requirements of the Research Participation Scheme.
- Written communication
- Gathering information
- Analysing data
- Critical thinking
- Report writing
- Problem solving
- Using initiative
- Computing and IT
- Organisation and Planning