Statistics and Data Analysis for research purposes
The reason why the NWU wishes to offer the course is to give individuals the necessary tools to understand, analyse and interpret data on a specific research topic. There is an ever increasing demand for individuals being able to perform quantitative analysis. Statistics plays an integral role in quantitative research, therefore by enhancing statistical knowledge the quality of research outputs will improve.
This short course aims to equip participants with the skills necessary to understand, analyse and interpret the statistical output obtained from computer software in order to answer specific research questions. In addition the participant will gain knowledge on how to approach the process of designing a questionnaire as a data collection tool and evaluate the validity and reliability of these questionnaires.
Learning assumed to be in place:
Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria:
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Informal class interaction.
Method of assessment:
Attendance and participation in short course activities..
Mode of delivery:
Postgraduate students busy with research, researchers or any person who would like to enhance his or her statistical knowledge.