Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Statistics (EDUA11312)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course provides an introduction to the key concepts of statistical methods typically used in public health research, and will introduce students to fundamental techniques used to describe, analyse and interpret quantitative parametric data for two groups.
Topics to be covered include:
-types of data
-the relationship between population and sample
-estimation - confidence intervals
-univariate methods of analysis
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- On completion of this course students will be able to:
Apply knowledge of the basic principles underlying statistical thinking.
- Demonstrate knowledge of best practice in describing data statistically, using graphs and using tables.
- Apply knowledge of the commonly used two group statistical tests used in the literature.
- Demonstrate understanding by appraising taught statistical methods described and applied in the literature.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how these principles are applied to real life data, and
Critically review and describe data and carry out simple statistical analyses using SPSS statistical software, and interpret them correctly.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Ms Deborah Fry
Tel: (0131 6)51 4796