Advanced statistics

Faculteit Medische Wetenschappen / UMCG
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode BWM136
Vaknaam Advanced statistics
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Advanced statistics
Leerdoelen The student is able (1) to translate research questions and research hypotheses in statistical hypotheses, (2) to choose and perform statistical techniques adequately, (3) to interpret and present the results.
Omschrijving Advanced Statistics is a continuation of the statistics courses of the Bachelor program Human Movement Sciences. Students from other Bachelor programs should have knowledge with respect to: basic parametric and non-parametric tests, correlation and regression, analyses of variance (one-way, factorial, multivariate, repeated, covariance) and factor analyses. Furthermore, students should be able to analyse data using SPSS.
Advances Statistics prepares for the Master Research Project.
The written reports are incorporated in the line academic writing.
description The first five course weeks will have a central theme: (1) testing differences, (2) correlation, (3) regression, (4) analyses of variance, (5) scale techniques.
For each theme on overview of theory will be given during an online e-lecture. Each lecture is followed by a tutorial (4hrs). Based on an introduction of a paper with an accompanying data set, the students will be trained to investigate research questions statistically using SPSS and to report the data analyses method and the results in text, tables, and figures. For each task the students have to write a short report (maximal 2hrs additional to tutorial). During the feedback sessions (2hrs), the results will be presented and additional feedback will be given by the lecturer. Furthermore, the written reports will be commented by peer review with extensive guidance by the lecturer.
In the last two course weeks the students have to perform two tasks without supervision. The results will be presented and feedback will be given analogous to the first five course weeks.
assessment The written reports and the presentations are judged by fail/pass.
The final exam consists of computerized tasks in which the student has to analyse data and present the results. The final exam will be judged with a grade between 0 and 10.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges en practica
(Introduction lecture (1), e-lectures (± 12), tutorials (20) and feedback sessions (12))
Toetsvorm verslag en presentatie
(Written reports, oral presentations and final (practical) exam)
Vaksoort Master
Coördinator dr. M.J.G. van Heuvelen
Docent(en) dr. M.J.G. van Heuvelen
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Field A. Discovering statistics using SPSS for Windows. Sage. Second edition 2005/2006 ISBN 7619-4452-4 or third edition 2009 ISBN 978-1-84787-906-6 Field A 978-1-84787-906-6
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