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Foundations of Statistics

Overview of the unit

Unit code: STA10003
Duration: 1 Teaching Period
Contact hours: Recommended 10-12 hours of study per week
About this unit
This unit provides students with the necessary skills to carry out independent statistical investigation and an awareness of the assumptions and limitations involved with the generalisation of the results of such investigations. Students are expected to summarise data, identify research questions, determine and identify appropriate research designs, analyse the data using the statistical package SPSS for Windows and interpret the results in a report writing format.
Content
Critical thinking in statistics
Reporting information about a single variable
The theory behind significance testing
Research design
Inferential Statistics – reporting on the relationship between pairs of variables (t-tests, Pearson’s correlation and the chi-square statistic)
This unit is found in Bachelor of Psychological Sciences.