NOCODE174 - Research: Stats Analysis Social Care

Full Title:Research: Stats Analysis Social Care
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:NOCODE174
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:The fundamental aspect or evidence based practice is using relevant and convincing research to improve the effectiveness and quality of practice. While a study may appear to have practical application its the significance of findings which will determine its usefulness in the practice milieu. This module enables graduates to interpret statistical research findings.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Describe and apply descriptive statistics
  2. Describe and apply inferential statistics
  3. Determine the correct statistical tests to run on specific data
  4. Use a computer package to analysis quantitative research data

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
1. Descriptive statistics
Levels of measurement. Frequency distribution. Central tendency. Bivariate descriptive statistics.
2. Inferential Statistics
Sampling distributions. Hypothesis testing. Bivariate statistical tests: T-tests, Chi-squared test, Correlation coefficients.
3. SPSS computer package
Laboratory sessions using SPSS to apply statistical procedures.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Practical/Skills Evaluation n/a 1,2,3,4 100.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 35.00 Once per semester 2.33
Independent Study No Description 44.00 Once per semester 2.93
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.27
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Wright, D.B. First Steps in Statistics: Introducing Statistical Methods. London: Sage Publications, 2002.
  • Field, A Discovering Statistics Using SPSS London: Sage Publications, 2005, 3rd Ed.
  • Hazard-Munro, B Statistical Methods for Health Care Research New York: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2001,4th ed.
  • Pallant, J. SPSS Survival Manual: Version 15 Maidenhead: Open University Press, 2007, 3rd ed
  • Salkind, N.J. Statistics for People who think they Hate Statistics London: Sage Publications, 2000.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Journal: Social Research
  • Journal: Social Science Research
  • Journal: European Social Science
  • website: Social Science Research Network

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HSOCA_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care 7 Mandatory