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PU5522: APPLIED STATISTICS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 01 May 2020 08:56


Course Overview

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.



Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Gertraud Stadler

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either MSc Human Nutrition (Studied) or Any Postgraduate Programme Certificate in Research Methods for Health (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

– Graphs, summarising data and data checking

– Probability

– Introduction to statistical inference and hypothesis testing

– Hypothesis testing for continuous data

– Analysis of variance (ANOVA)

– Non-parametric tests

– Hypothesis tests for categorical data

– Relative risk and odds ratio

– Correlation and measures of agreement

– Simple linear regression


Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 32

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Feedback

Each students submission is annoted through MyAberdeen to indicate what was right/wrong and how to improve. The solution is provided as a PDF file.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Multiple choice quiz through MyAberdeen

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 32 Feedback Weeks 33

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Feedback

Each question has feedback on wrong answers submitted and how to arrive at correct answer. feedback recieved once grades released, a few days after the due date.

Learning Outcomes
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 35 Feedback Weeks 37

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Feedback

The assessment is marked with a rubric covering different themes within the assessment, each theme is marked and the combined grade obtained.

The student will get one or two sentences of feedback from the marker per theme. In addition the model answer will be posted on MyAberdeen.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Multiple choice test through MyAberdeen

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 28 Feedback Weeks 29

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Feedback

Each question is set up to provide feedback on incorrect answers to the student. This feedback is received once the test grades are released.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Model solution
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionAnalyseDemonstrate the ability to present and interpret results from statistical analyses appropriately

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyApply the concept of statistical inference to health reserach
ProceduralApplyApply suitable statistical methods to answer research questions in a variety of contexts and study designs
ReflectionAnalyseDemonstrate the ability to present and interpret results from statistical analyses appropriately
ConceptualEvaluateDemonstrate the ability to critically appraise the use of commonly encountered statistical methods within the health related literature.
ProceduralApplyDevelop a working knowledge of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) software for data management and analysis

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