To develop students understanding of and ability to perform data analysis, building upon the basic understanding of data collection and analysis provided in introductory modules in the Autumn term
Module learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete the module should be able to:
Understand the debate surrounding quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods approaches to data collection and analysis, including ethical and political concerns
Exhibit knowledge and understanding of a range of methods for analysing quantitative and qualitative data in education and related social sciences
Understand the ethical issues involved with data management
Critically consume research results reports
Understand issues relating to criteria for assessing the validity of data, the interpretation of claims about the results of research, and the
Academic and graduate skills
Understanding and evaluating data analysis in education and related social sciences
Selecting appropriate data analysis methods
Analysing data sets (e.g., coding; statistical tests)
Using quantitative and qualitative data analysis software
Writing up results of different types of data analysis
% of module mark
Special assessment rules
% of module mark
Essay/coursework Reassessment: Essay
You will receive feedback in a range of ways throughout this module. This will include oral feedback in class, responses to posts on the VLE discussion board and written comments on work. You will have the chance to obtain feedback on your writing during the module, and you will have a short one-to-one meeting with a module tutor to discuss assessments.
You will be provided physical written feedback on assignment report sheets as well as them being readily available on the VLE. Feedback in the department will take 4 to 6 weeks.
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Miles, M. B., & Huberman, M. (1994). Qualitative data analysis: An expanded sourcebook (2nd ed.). London: Sage.