Educational Research Methodology 1: Quantitative
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
|WebLearn GradSchool||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Offers students skill development in quantitative methods of the collection, analysis and reporting of research data, including introduction to the statistical software package SPSS. Analyses of data and hypothesis testing are undertaken using basic descriptive and inferential statistical procedures.
Contact hours: 2 hours per week
Students will be able to:
(1) Decide an appropriate approach to and method of data collection.
(2) Determine an appropriate method of analysis.
(3) Describe and analyse group data using the statistical package SPSS.
(4) Interpret the results of analysis and write reports of results.
Collection and coding of data.
Descriptive analyses using frequency tables and graphs, and cross tabulations.
Use of summary measures such as the mean and median, and measures of dispersion, skew and kurtosis of distributions.
Differences between means using t-tests and simple analysis of variance.
Interpretation of analyses, and report writing using tables and graphical presentations.
Modes of Delivery
Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term