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EDPK5013 - Quantitative Analysis
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band seven
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 2
Department permission required for enrolment in the following session(s): 2
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rachel Wilson

Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week

Assessment: portfolio of statistical analysis methods (50%) and statistical modeling of data report/draft publication (50%)

This unit provides the conceptual understanding and skills necessary for the analysis numeric data. Thus, it is useful for those students intending to employ questionnaires, tests or any other form of quantitative data collection in their research. A range of bivariate and multivariate analysis techniques are introduced and explored both conceptually and practically. The topics covered include levels of measurement,exploratory data analysis, statistical inference, correlation, t-tests, analysis of variance, linear regression, factor analysis and a review of emerging multivariate techniques. Direct experience in the use of appropriate software packages (SPSS) to carry out these analyses on real data sets will be provided and students are welcome to bring their own data along to work on.
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