Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SSI2005: Data Analysis in Social Science 2
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 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||4 practical exercises using statistical software to solve problems based on material covered in lecture||3-4, 6-8, 10-11||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|
|Mid term examination||40||50 minutes||1-9, 11||Written|
|Final assignment: Guided Data Analysis Essay||60||Equivalent to 3,000 words in total||1-9||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|
|Mid-Term Examination||Final Examination (50 minutes)||1-9, 11||August/September reassessment period|
|Final Assignment||A data analysis exercise that has students conduct their own data analysis||1-9||August/September reassessment period|
Where you have been referred/deferred as a result of failing or not completing the final assignment to enable you to pass that component of the module’s summative assessment, then you will be asked to undertake an alternative written assignment with a data analysis component. This new written assignment will constitute 60% of the final module mark.