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This subject provides students with an introduction to the collection, analysis and reporting of quantitative data in research and evaluation studies. Topics will include: Philosophy of quantitative methodology; types of data; samples and populations; descriptive and inferential statistics; exploratory and confirmatory data analysis; survey design and questionnaire construction; and displaying data using SPSS.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject it is expected that students should be able to:
- understand the key terms, concepts and philosophical foundations of quantitative research;
- read and interpret quantitative research; select and apply a range of statistical techniques and procedures that are commonly used in applied research and evaluation; and
- present the results of analyses using appropriate tabular and graphical displays.
Last updated: 2 December 2019