Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module aims to equip students with the basic data skills needed throughout their degree course and beyond. The module covers the four key stages of working with data: data collection, data manipulation, data analysis and data presentation. As part of the module, students will receive specialist training on using Microsoft Office Excel and be given the opportunity to gain additional accreditation for proficiency in the programme through taking the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Core exam.
Quantitative and qualitative data
Presenting tables, figures and images
Frequency distributions and descriptive statistics
Syllabus Microsoft Office Excel skills
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. Elect and execute appropriate sampling strategies and measurements
2. Devise data collection and analysis strategies for qualitative and quantitative social research
3. Confidently use Microsoft Office Excel for data manipulation, analysis and presentation
4. Understand and utilise descriptive statistics
5. Comprehend the rationale for different methods of data presentation
6. Produce appropriately formatted tables, graphs and images
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