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Basic Quantitative Analysis (BQA-4)

Wed 13 Nov, Wed 20 Nov 2019

Description

This module follows on from Foundations in Applied statistics, and will teach you the basics of common bivariate techniques (that is, techniques that examine the associations between two variables). The module is divided between lectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and hands-on practical sessions, in which you will learn how to apply these techniques to the analysis of real data.

Techniques to be covered include:

  • Cross-tabulations
  • Scatterplots
  • Covariance and correlation
  • Nonparametric methods
  • Two-sample t-tests
  • ANOVA
  • Ordinary Least Squares (OLS)

For best results, students should expect to do a few hours of private study and spend a little extra time in the computer labs, in addition to coming to class.

Target audience
  • University Students from Tier 1 Departments
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
Prerequisites
  • You should have a reasonable knowledge of the basic statistical material covered in FiAS.
  • You will need a basic knowledge of Stata. If you haven't taken FiAS, and haven't learned Stata elsewhere, you have two options: (1) download the materials from "90-minute Stata" and work through them yourself; (2) email the SSRMC Administrator to ask whether a space is available for the first of the FiAS lab sessions, where Stata is introduced.
Sessions

Number of sessions: 4

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 13 Nov   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Genetics, Biffen Lecture, Downing Site map Dr Matthew Sparkes
2 Wed 13 Nov   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site map Dr Matthew Sparkes
3 Wed 20 Nov   10:00 - 12:00 10:00 - 12:00 Department of Genetics, Biffen Lecture, Downing Site map Dr Matthew Sparkes
4 Wed 20 Nov   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site map Dr Matthew Sparkes
Software

Stata

Assessment
  • Online quizzes are provided for you to check your own progress
  • There is an online open-book test at the end of the module
  • The test is compulsory for some students – please check with your Department
Reading List

Available on the module's Moodle page.

How to Book

Please complete the Basic Statistics Stream booking request form on the SSRMC website
https://www.ssrmc.group.cam.ac.uk/bookings/basic-statistics-stream-booking

Duration

8 hours over 2 weeks (4 hours lectures; 4 hours lab)

Frequency

1 morning lecture and 1 afternoon lab session per week, for 2 weeks

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Theme
Basic Statistics Stream

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