Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Statistics and Experimental Design (LASC11021)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An introduction to good design and analysis of scientific studies of behaviour, the course covers issues in experimental design, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
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Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- gain an understanding of internal and external validity, pertinent experimental designs, data as distributions
- grasp statistical inference, ability to employ a statistical package to run commonly used descriptive and inferential statistics
- interpret results
|Coolican, Hugh (2004). Research methods and statistics in psychology (4th edition) London, Hodder & Stoughton. |
Field, A. (2013). Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS (and sex, drugs, and rock n roll). London: Sage.
Field, A., & Hole, G.J. (2003) How to design and report experiments. London: Sage.
Greene, J. and D'Oliveira, M. (2006). Learning to use statistical tests in psychology: a student's guide.
Lane D. M. (1993-2007). Hyperstat. http://davidmlane.com/hyperstat/
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Attend all lectures as scheduled
|Course organiser||Dr Ellen Bard
Tel: (0131 6)50 3951
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188