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PS50148: Multivariate statistics for use in health contexts

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Psychology
Further information on credits Credits: 6
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:
  • Coursework Part 1 (CW 50%)
  • Coursework Part 2 (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: You must have taken statistics and computing couses at undergraduate level in order to take this unit.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To equip students with the skills to use and interpret multivariate statistics using SPSS and appreciate the applications of multivariate analysis in health.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit, students will:
* Have refreshed their knowledge of univariate and multivariate statistics;
* Learn how to use SPSS to analyse health data and to handle data sets;
* Be able to interpret the answers to statistical analyses and report them within the health context.

* To learn independently
* To critically evaluate and assess research and evidence as well as a variety of other information
* To utilise problem solving skills
Professional / Practical
* Advanced information technology and computing technology (e.g. SPSS)
* Independent working skills
* Advanced numeracy skills.

Refresher sessions in parametric and non-parametric statistics using SPSS, including ANOVA, ANCOVA, and MANOVA.
Intermediate multivariate statistics, including Factor Analysis, ANOVA (post-hoc comparisons), and Multiple Regression.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PS50148 is available for Auditing on the following programmes:

Department for Health

PS50148 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology

PS50148 is a Stage Required Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.