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XX50222: Statistical and mathematical modelling

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Psychology
Further information on credits Credits: 18      [equivalent to 36 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 360
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Lab Report 1 (CW 50%)
  • Lab Report 2 (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
* To equip students with the skills to interpret common statistical analytical techniques within Psychology
* To equip students with skills to interpret common statistical techniques employed within Economics and modern econometric techniques.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit students will:
* Be able to run, and interpret, statistical tests, using appropriate analytic software.
* Learn how to use appropriate computer-based analytical tools to analyse data and to handle data sets.
* Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental concepts in mathematics and statistics and be able to apply these concepts to economics.
* Demonstrate an understanding of material needed for empirical quantitative analysis.
* Demonstrate knowledge of the theory and practice of modern econometrics, particularly applied econometrics.
* Demonstrate the development of the habit of rigorous thought, knowledge and understanding to be able to carry out applied econometric research.
* Develop the critical insight to appraise econometric results obtained by other researchers.

* To think creatively and analytically.
* To learn independently and to be able to assess own learning needs.
* To gather information, data, research and literature from a number of different sources.
* To synthesise information from a number of sources in order to gain a coherent understanding.
* To utilise problem solving skills.
* To work independently.
Professional / Practical
* To have a sound knowledge of the principles and practice of psychology and economics in a professional and business context.
* To develop writing skills for a professional and business contexts.

This unit introduces to the student a range of statistical techniques common within the Disciplines of Psychology and Economics. Topics covered will typically include linear algebra, multivariate calculus and constrained optimisation, differential and difference equations, basic probability theory, univariate and multivariate statistics and hypothesis testing.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

XX50222 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology
  • THXX-AFM77 : MSc Applied Psychology and Economic Behaviour