Module Information

Module Identifier
PGM1010
Module Title
Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis
Academic Year
2016/2017
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
External Examiners
  • Dr Jane Wellens (Head of Graduate School - University of Nottingham)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Workshop 10 x 4 Hour Workshops
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Quantitative Research Critique  40%
Semester Assessment Quantitative Research Report  - 2,500 word report designed to measure students ability to carry out data and analytical analysis.  60%
Supplementary Assessment Quantitative Research Critique  - resubmission of failed component using a different set of data from original  40%
Supplementary Assessment 2,500 word  resubmission of failed component using a different set of data from original submission  60%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate an ability to conduct small and large scale survey projects
Collect quantitative data
Demonstrate an ability to manage research data, and use IT in such data management
Conduct research in a manner which is consistent with professional practice
Analyse large scale data sets

Brief description

This module is designed to be an integral component of the RT courses which the University has introduced in order to meet the joint funding Research Councils statement on Research Training. Through this module Masters and PhD students will gain a broad knowledge of a range of transferable skills which they can apply in a variety of research contexts.

Aims

The course is designed to give students a grounding in the basic principles of quantitative research methodology. It will include an analysis of the principles of quantitative research data and data analysis. The module will introduce students to the basic tenhniques of analysis, presentation and description of statistics.

Content

Statistical techniques and statistical packages including:
  • T-tests
  • Correlation
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Data entry, graphs, summary statistics
  • Anova

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7