Quantitative Research Methods 2

This module is a general introduction to statistical analysis for students in the arts and social sciences. It assumes some background equivalent to FASS508 or FASS509. After a brief review of that background, the module looks in more detail at the nature and calculation of probabilities; at different approaches to intervals and hypothesis testing; and at the analysis of relationships between variables using correlation and regression. The course is split equally between theoretical input and practical work on the computer using the "R" environment for statistical analysis. Students taking the course for credit undertake three short data-analysis assignments using "R".