Advanced Statistical Methods (Level 6)

Module summary

Module code: PSYC1063
Level: 6
Credits: 15
School: Education, Health and Human Sci
Department: Human Sciences
Module Coordinator(s): Trevor Thompson


Pre and co requisites

Normally a good pass in PSYC0042


The module aims to develop a deeper understanding of analytical techniques taught at level 5 and become proficient in the use of additional, more advanced statistical techniques.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
1 Understand the basic principles and logic of statistical procedures.
2 Demonstrate proficiency in a wide range of multivariate analytical methods.
3 Perform multivariate statistical analysis using computer packages such as SPSS & Stata.
4 Interpret the output of computer packages and meaningfully relate to research questions.

Indicative content

• Basic statistical procedures and concepts
• Multivariate data screening
• Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor analysis
• Advanced Multiple regression
• Path Analysis
• Use of Specialist software (including SPSS and Stata)

Teaching and learning activity

The module will be delivered using a series of lectures and laboratory classes. Students will be introduced to a topic within a traditional lecture setting. The laboratory classes will enable hands-on experience of using different software tools.


Online Exam - 100% weighting, LOs 1 - 4, numerical grading; Pass mark - 40%. Details:Two hour closed book online examination.

Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning: Series of online multiple-choice quizzes on topics covered in the summative examination to provide students with feedback on their current level of understanding of these topics.