STATISTICS for Psychology and Social Science

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course complements the Foundation Programme especially where students aiming to study Psychology or Economics or other Social Sciences have not taken Mathematicas as part of their programme. The course covers a broad range of topics from descriptive as well as inferential statistics and extends further than the S1 module of the A-level by including many topics from the S2 unit.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS:

Edexcel AS and A Level Modular Mathematics: Statistics 1 Keith Pledger et al and Alan Clegg, 2008

Edexcel AS and A Level Modular Mathematics: Statistics 2 Keith Pledger and and Alan Clegg, 2009COURSE OUTLINE:

- Organisation and Presentation of Statistical Data
- Frequency Distributions. The Histogram
- Quantiles, Box and Whiskers Plot
- Measures of Central Tendency. The mean
- Measures of Dispersion. Coefficient of Variation
- Linear Regression
- Correlation
- Time Series and Forecasting
- Probability
- Discrete Probability Distributions
- The Normal Distribution
- The Binomial Probability Distribution
- The Poisson Probability Distribution
- Combined random variables
- The Central Limit Theorem
- Sampling. Derivation of Population Properties from Samples
- Hypothesis Testing using the Normal Distribution
- Errors in Hypothesis Testing
- Further Hypothesis Testing Topics using the Normal Distribution
- Interval Estimation. Confidence Intervals
- Practical Project