STATISTICS for Psychology and Social Science


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.


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, 2009


  1. Organisation and Presentation of Statistical Data
  2. Frequency Distributions. The Histogram
  3. Quantiles, Box and Whiskers Plot
  4. Measures of Central Tendency. The mean
  5. Measures of Dispersion. Coefficient of Variation
  6. Linear Regression
  7. Correlation
  8. Time Series and Forecasting
  9. Probability
  10. Discrete Probability Distributions
  11. The Normal Distribution
  12. The Binomial Probability Distribution
  13. The Poisson Probability Distribution
  14. Combined random variables
  15. The Central Limit Theorem
  16. Sampling. Derivation of Population Properties from Samples
  17. Hypothesis Testing using the Normal Distribution
  18. Errors in Hypothesis Testing
  19. Further Hypothesis Testing Topics using the Normal Distribution
  20. Interval Estimation. Confidence Intervals
  21. Practical Project