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### 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 Level Postgraduate 5 First Sub Session 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits) Aberdeen No Dr Rute VieiraDr Mintu Nath

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### Course Description

• What are data? Data types and presentation of data
• Probability and probability distributions
• How do my data relate to the real world? Sampling distributions, statistical inference and introduction to hypothesis testing
• Hypothesis testing for continuous data: t-test
• Hypothesis testing for continuous data: ANOVA
• Hypothesis testing for continuous data: non-parametric tests
• Hypothesis testing for categorical data
• Relative risk, odds ratio and related terms. Correlation and measures of agreement
• Simple Linear Regression
• Multiple linear regression and logistic regression

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

### Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

### Teaching Breakdown

• 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 18, 10 - 18

### Summative Assessments

#### Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Weighting Summative 10 19 20 Each question has feedback on wrong answers submitted and how to arrive at correct answer. Feedback received once grades released, a few days after the due date.
##### Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyApply the concept of statistical inference to health research
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

#### Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Weighting Summative 20 16 17 Each question has feedback on wrong answers submitted and how to arrive at correct answer. Feedback received once grades released, a few days after the due date.
##### Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateDemonstrate the ability to critically appraise the presentation and interpretation of results in the literature
ProceduralApplyApply the concept of statistical inference to health research
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

#### Report: Individual

Assessment Type Weighting Summative 60 18 20 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.
##### Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyDevelop a working knowledge of a statistical software package for data management and analysis
ProceduralApplyApply the concept of statistical inference to health research
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

#### Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Weighting Summative 10 12 13 Each question has feedback on wrong answers submitted and how to arrive at correct answer. Feedback received once grades released, a few days after the due date.
##### Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyApply the concept of statistical inference to health research
ReflectionAnalyseDemonstrate the ability to present and interpret results from statistical analyses appropriately

### Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

### Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralApplyApply suitable statistical methods to answer research questions in a variety of contexts and study designs
ProceduralApplyDevelop a working knowledge of a statistical software package for data management and analysis
ProceduralApplyApply the concept of statistical inference to health research
ReflectionAnalyseDemonstrate the ability to present and interpret results from statistical analyses appropriately
ConceptualEvaluateDemonstrate the ability to critically appraise the presentation and interpretation of results in the literature

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