Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC1041: Data Analysis in Social Science
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
How this Module is Assessed
In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.
A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Lab assignments||8 statistical software-related activities to be complete during lab sessions||1-10||Written|
A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Problem set||40||2500 words||1-11||Written|
|Data analysis essay||50||3500 words||1-11||Written|
|Online quizzes||10||3 to 5 multiple choice questions each week x 10||1-11||Written|
Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Problem set||A data analysis exercise that reinforces lecture material, from data collection to hypothesis testing (2500 words)||1-10||August/September re-assessment period|
|Data analysis essay||A data analysis essay that demonstrates that ability to analyse and effectively communicate empirical information (3500 words)||1-10||August/September re-assessment period|
|Online quizzes||A quiz on key data analysis techniques that reinforce the material presented in lecture, tutorials and the reading||1-11||August/September re-assessment period|