|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||1 x 2 hour lecture per week|
|Practical||6 x 2 hour computer workshops in Semester 1|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Continuous assessment Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4||30%|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours Open book written examination Outcomes assessed 1, 2, 3||30%|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Data analysis assignment Outcomes assessed: ALL||100%|
On completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Identify appropriate methods of analysis for different types of data.
2. Analyse data using a range of statistical analyses.
3. Interpret the results of data analyses.
4. Apply statistical knowledge in the content of postgraduate reserch.
NB This module will be taught in two parts:-
Part 1 - Semester 1, is taught joint with undergraduates module RS21810. Assessments associated with the module are compulsory to all students, for Masters' students, attendance at lectures/practicals is optional. ONLY CASIO FX-83 OR FX-85 CALCULATORS MAY BE USED IN THE EXAMINATION
Part 2 - Semester 2, is taught exclusively to MSc students. Both assessment and attendance at lectures/practicals is compulsory.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||Students are required to present the assignment in an appropriate academic style.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students need to be capable of organising themselves to ensure the assignment is submitted on time.|
|Information Technology||Students will be expected to use statistical packages to analyse data.|
|Research skills||Students are required to collect, analyse and interpret data for the assignment|
Reading ListGeneral Text
Campbell, R C (1989) Statistics for Biologists 3rd Cambridge University Press, London Primo search Daniel, W W (1995) Biostatistics: A foundation for Analyses in the Health Sciences 6th edition Wiley, New York Primo search Gill, L (1978) Design and analysis of experiments in the animal and medical sciences Vol 1s. State University Press, Iowa Primo search Gill, L (1978) Design and analysis of experiments in the animal and medical sciences. Vol 2 State University Press, Iowa Primo search Gill, L (1978) Design and analysis of experiments in the animal and medical sciences. Vol 3 State University Press, Iowa Primo search Mead, R; Curnow, R H & Hasted, A M (1993) Statistical Methods in Agriculture and Experimental Biology 2nd edition Chapman and Hall, London Primo search Quinn, B P and Feough, M T (2002) Experimental design and data analysis for biologists Cambridge University Press Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 7