NS4304: Data Handling and Presentation

NS4304: Data Handling and Presentation

Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.

Module Title Data Handling and Presentation
Module Code NS4304
Module Tutor Rachel Bennett
School School of Natural and Social Sciences
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

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.

Indicative Syllabus

Sampling strategies

Quantitative and qualitative data

Presenting tables, figures and images

Frequency distributions and descriptive statistics

Syllabus Microsoft Office Excel skills

Learning Outcomes

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

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Portfolio: 3000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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