10 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: EDU111
Pre-requisites: no

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Aims/Description: Whether you're a journalist writing stories for the public, or a social research analyst working in government, you need to be able to understand, use and present data. This 10 credit module aims to demystify data and encourage critical thinking on statistics; often wrongly used, and sometimes in very misleading ways. The module will equip you with the knowledge and skills you'll need to become a discerning data user, through engaging teaching, active learning and examples from the news media. The module is comprised of a mix of lectures and computer workshops and is assessed through a multiple choice exam.

Restrictions on availability: no

Staff Contact: Dr Todd Hartman
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study, Data clinics (6 x 3hrs)
Assessment: Formal Exam

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Methods Institute):

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