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PU5044: APPLIED STATISTICS FOR HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (2020-2021)

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Course Overview

This course intends to develop the Health Psychologists  awareness of the fact that statistical techniques are integral to scientific research. Researchers and practitioners must be able to specify a precise research question in statistical terms and then select an appropriate study design in order to carry out an effective research project. They must also be able to assess the adequacy of the research presented in scientific or medical literature.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
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What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • MSc Health Psychology

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course intends to develop the student’s awareness of the fact that statistical techniques are central to the scientific method. The ability to formulate research questions in statistical terms and design informative experiments is essential in the planning and analysis of their project/dissertation work.

 This course aims to equip students with knowledge of statistical principles and methods. In addition, the student will gain experience of analysing numerical data, presenting, interpreting and communicating numerical results. As a consequence this will enable students to assess and evaluate information they encounter during the MSc course, facilitate their ability to read scientific literature critically and utilise these skills to translate the findings to their own work.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Apply suitable statistical methods to answer research questions in a variety of contexts and study designs
  2. Demonstrate the ability to present and interpret results from statistical analyses appropriately
  3. Develop a working knowledge of the complex statistical methods in Health Psychology

4.            Apply the concept of statistical inference to health research


Contact Teaching Time

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

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Quantitative Analysis Assignment

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