MY565 Half Unit
Intermediate Quantitative Analysis
This information is for the 2022/23 session.
Prof Jonathan Jackson
This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in Health Policy and Health Economics and MPhil/PhD in International Relations. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is available to all research students where regulations permit. This course is not controlled access. If you register for a place and meet the prerequisites, if any, you are likely to be given a place
Participants should have studied introductory statistics or quantitative methods before, up to an introduction to descriptive statistics and basic statistical inference. Students with no previous studies in quantitative analysis should take instead Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (MY451).
Because of the overlaps between these courses, it is not possible to take both this course and either of Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (MY451) or Applied Regression Analysis (MY452) as assessed courses.
The course is intended for students with some (even if limited) previous experience of quantitative methods or statistics. Using examples from psychological research, it covers first a review of the foundations of descriptive statistics and statistical inference, in the context of the analysis of two-way contingency tables and comparisons of means between two groups. The main topic of the course is linear regression modelling and related methods, including scatterplots, correlation, simple and multiple linear regression, and analysis of variance and covariance. An introduction to binary logistic regression modelling is also included.
Combined hours across lectures and classes will be equivalent to a minimum of 30 hours of face-to-face teaching acorss the MT.
This course has a Reading Week in Week 6 of MT.
Self-guided computer exercises implementing statistics covered in the lectures with weekly online homework on the material covered in the lectures and exercises.
A course pack will be available for download online.
Additional reading: many introductory statistics books are available. But we particularly recommend Alan Agresti and Christine Franklin (2009) Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data, and Alan Agresti and Barbara Finlay (2009, 4th edition) Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences.
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the January exam period.
Total students 2021/22: Unavailable
Average class size 2021/22: Unavailable
Value: Half Unit
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