The course will cover 4 different statistical methods which are all very common. Once you have mastered these methods, it is not very difficult to learn other parametric methods.
The four methods (Analysis of Variance, Regression Analysis, Moderation & Mediation and Factor Analysis) will be covered in two sessions each. During the first session, one of the lecturers will present the method, the practical approach to the analysis and how to interpret the results.
You will then translate this knowledge into practical action for the next session, at which you will carry out an analysis of a suitable material and present this to the other course participants.
During this presentation you will explain:
- what you have investigated - present your research question
- briefly present your data (sample, data collection method, etc.)
- What statistical analysis have you done (not a free choice but should be linked to the previous occasion)
- Explain any choices or difficulties you have faced
- Present your results in statistical terms
- Present one (or more) possible interpretations. How does this analysis answer your research question?
Prepare your presentation carefully. Feel free to use technical aids in your presentation (OH, Power Point etc). Keep in mind that everyone should have time to present. It is optimal if you have some suitable material yourself, if not there will be material available. This applies to the first three sessions, for the fourth session you will have to search for suitable articles in your own field.
Time frame: 20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion.
Examination will be continuous through these presentations. If you are unable to attend a presentation, you will have to submit a written report.
Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS Statistics by Andy Field Introduction to Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Analysis, Latest Edition by Andrew F Hayes
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Please note that the course is offered in the latter half of the fall semester.