EDUC 7011 - Introduction to Quantitative Educational Methods

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

This course will provide students with an introduction to the use of statistics in educational research. Emphasis will be placed on students achieving an understanding of the statistical procedures considered so that they can think critically about suitable procedures for the collection and analysis of data, and about the educational usefulness of calculated statistics. Students will gain experience with using the SPSS package on computers.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code EDUC 7011
    Course Introduction to Quantitative Educational Methods
    Coordinating Unit School of Education
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 2 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Corequisites EDUC 7001 Educational Inquiry
    Course Description This course will provide students with an introduction to the use of statistics in educational research. Emphasis will be placed on students achieving an understanding of the statistical procedures considered so that they can think critically about suitable procedures for the collection and analysis of data, and about the educational usefulness of calculated statistics. Students will gain experience with using the SPSS package on computers.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Igusti Darmawan

    Name Dr. I Gusti Ngurah Darmawan
    Location Room 834, Level 8, 10 Pulteney Street
    Telephone 8313 5788
    Email igusti.darmawan@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Website www.myuni.adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1. Foster students’ understanding of the researcher’s work (model)
    2. Introduce students to statistics and tests used in educational research
    3. Introduce students to statistics programs
    4. Promote students’ competence and confidence in using descriptive statistics
    5. Promote students’ competence and confidence in using inferential statistics in general and to the use of significance in testing hypotheses in particular
    6. Familiarize students with some more complicated statistical tests
    7. Develop students’ ability to understand and master the handling of data and employ proper analyses
    8. Develop students’ understanding of output derived from statistical procedures and to converting such output to understandable statements in English.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 7, 8
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1, 2, 3 ,4 ,5 , 6, 7
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 8
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 3
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 7, 8
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 2, 5, 6, 8
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Green, S.B. and Salkind, N.J. (2010) Using SPSS for Windows and Macintosh: Analyzing and Understanding Data, 6e, Boston, Prentice Hall
    Recommended Resources
    This course also consists of additional readings from a book of notes, of the statistical concepts and tests, prepared by Prof. John P. Keeves and Dr. I Gusti Ngurah Darmawan and of a set of exercises arising from the notes.
    Online Learning
    Occasionally, the instructor may assign readings of selected chapters from statistic textbooks, which will be made available online via MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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