Module Identifier RD27410  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Malcolm Leitch  
Semester Semester 1  
Assessment Exam   3 Hours Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3.   40%  
  Assignment   Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3.   60%  

Module description
This module is optional and partly provided for students who wish to transfer to the degree course in Countryside Management. Course content is designed to develop skills in the formulation of questions, the design of simple trials and experiments, the analysis of numerical data and the interpretation of results in report form. The module content will facilitate the understanding and interpretation of literature in biological and social sciences.

Outcome 1

Choose statistical methods of analysis appropriate to the given data set.

Performance criteria:
a. Method chosen is appropriate to the numbers of treatment groups.
b. Method chosen is appropriate to the type of data available.

Methods: parametric and distribution free non-parametric tests.
Data: discrete and continuously variable.

Outcome 2

Analyse data and conduct statistical tests of the null hypothesis.

Performance criteria:
a. Correct arithmetic procedures are followed.
b. Test statistics are correctly compared to published values.

Parametric and distribution free non-parametric test.

Outcome 3

Results are interpreted and presented.

Performance criteria:
a. A suitable report format is chosen.
b. Conclusions and recommendations are made in view of the results of the statistical tests.

Parametric and non-parametric tests.
Example data provided or collected by the student.