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Title                         Dealing with Data
Code                          PR402
Level                         7
Credit rating                 10 CATS points
Pre-requisites                  Students will normally be eligible for registration with the
                                 HPC or equivalent body.
Type of module                  Single extensive
Aims                          The following aims refer to both quantitative and qualitative
                              research designs: -
                        -
                                 to enable students to select appropriate data analysis
                                  techniques

                                 to enable students to select appropriate data display
                                  techniques

                                 to develop students interpretative skills with respect to
                                  research findings.

Learning                      On successful completion of the module the student should
outcomes/objectives           be able to: -

                                 Demonstrate an understanding of the processes by which
                                  appropriate data analysis and display techniques can be
                                  selected

                                 demonstrate the ability to select appropriate data analysis
                                  and display techniques

                                 understand the significance of statistical findings.

Content                       These are: -

                                 types of data
                                 types of data display
                                 parametric and non-parametric analysis
                                 the role of IT in data handling
                                 how to select from data handling options

Teaching and learning         Problem based learning will be employed throughout the
strategies                    module. The nature and content of each session will be
                              determined by the group. However in response to the specific
                              problems set by the course team it can be anticipated that
                              certain key areas will be considered.

                              These are: -
                               types of data
                               types of data display
                                 parametric and non-parametric analysis
                                 the role of IT in data handling
                                 how to select from data handling options

Learning support                 Hitchhikers Guide (computer assisted learning with self
                                  assessment)
                                 Action Learning Sets
                                 Computing Department
                                 Personal tutor system

Assessment tasks             Essay (2500 words) centred on the selection and
                               justification of the data handling strategy to be employed in
                               the project. The essay will be launched in the first study
                               block and assessment criteria negotiated with students in
                               accordance with the learning outcomes of the module.
Brief description of         This module seeks to facilitate the development of the
module content and/or           interpretative skills and knowledge necessary for the
aims (maximum 80 words)         undertaking and write-up of an original investigation.
Area examination board to   School of Health Professions
which module relates        Graduate Programme for Health and Social Science

Module                      Module coordinator Angela Simmons
team/authors/coordinator
Semester offered, where     1
appropriate
Site where delivered        Eastbourne
Date of first approval      1998
Date of last revision       2005
Date of approval of this    26 November 2010
version
Version number              3
Replacement for previous    N/A
module
Course(s) for which          BSc (Hons) Multidisciplinary
module is acceptable and     BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
status in that course        BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy
                             BSc (Hons) Podiatry
                             BSc (Hons) Acupuncture
                             BSc (Hons) Osteopathy
School home                 School of Health Professions
External examiner           Lynne Flynn January 2010

				
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