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Module code:HCSCGH11(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Research Methods: Principles, Skills and Applications
Credit value:30
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Gordon Craig
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Available for students in Year(s):1,
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Module outline:Autumn Term Introduction to research design Describing groups of data Variability and distributions Tests, standardisation and z-scores Independence and dependence of data, correlation Estimation and confidence intervals Inferential statistics: Two-sample tests Analysis of Variance Two-way ANOVA for independent groups ANOVAs with within-subject factors Linear regression Chi - squared Revision followed by practice exam Revision and Mock Exam Feedback Exam Spring term Linear regression Chi - squared Introduction to multiple regression Using multiple regression to evaluate processing models Introduction to ANCOVA Using ANCOVA to track developmental trajectories Introduction to single case analysis Comparison of single case analysis from different theoretical approaches  
Module aims:The course will introduce students to basic principles of research design and statistical analysis, give training in use of statistical software and examine the applications of these methods in the research literature on typical and atypical language and communication. Consideration will be given to experimental design, exploratory and inferential data analysis, and use of statistical software for data management and analysis. Critical analysis skills will be developed by group reading and evaluation of papers relevant to the research interests of course participants, with guided examination of the ways in which design principles and analytic procedures have been exploited in the study of typical and atypical language and communication. 
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Module assessment:Unseen two hour written examination 50.00%.
One essay (2,000 words) 50.00%.
Notes:Credits: 30 
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