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PU5017: APPLIED STATISTICS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 13 Apr 2021 11:45


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 First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Rute Vieira
  • Dr Neil Scott

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

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

  • 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

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

More Information about Week Numbers


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.

Summative Assessments

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 16 Feedback Weeks 17

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Feedback

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 Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 18 Feedback Weeks 20

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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
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 Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 19 Feedback Weeks 20

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Feedback

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 Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 12 Feedback Weeks 13

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Feedback

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

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