Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58
This course in Applied Statistics intends to focus on the application of statistical techniques in postgraduate research for health professionals, with a particular emphasis on the correct interpretation of statistical analyses. The course will NOT concentrate on the statistical theory underlying the subject. An important component of the course is the use of a statistical package. The statistical package used on this course will be IBM SPSS Statistics 25 which can be used to implement all of the methods taught on this course.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
What are data? Data types and presentation of data
What is chance? Probability and probability distributions
How does my data relate to the real world? Samples, distributions, statistical inference
Answering research questions with statistical techniques: Hypothesis testing for numerical and categorical variables
Analysing numerical variables: Correlation and simple linear regression
Analysing numerical variables: How does one variable change with several others? Multiple linear regression
Analysing binary variables: Relative risk, odds ratio and related terms
Analysing binary variables: Logistic regression and comparing diagnostic tests
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
|Assessment Weeks||10||Feedback Weeks||11|
feedback provided directly through MyAberdeen
|Assessment Weeks||19||Feedback Weeks|
Feedback for the main assignment will be provided through myAberdeen, along along with feedback podcast discussing results.
|Assessment Weeks||13||Feedback Weeks||16|
feedback provided through MyAberdeen, notes for student and solution given
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Procedural||Apply||Apply the concept of statistical inference to health reserach|
|Procedural||Apply||Apply suitable statistical methods to answer research questions in a variety of contexts and study designs|
|Reflection||Analyse||Demonstrate the ability to present and interpret results from statistical analyses appropriately|
|Conceptual||Evaluate||Demonstrate the ability to critically appraise the use of commonly encountered statistical methods within the health related literature.|
|Procedural||Apply||Develop a working knowledge of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) software for data management and analysis|