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SMI110   Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics   (10 credits)

Year Running: 2018/2019
Credit level: F4
Pre-requisites   no
Co-requisites   no
Pre Uni Qualification   no
Additional Information   no


Whether you're a journalist writing stories for the public, or a social research analyst working in government, you need to be able to understand, use and present data. This 10 credit module aims to demystify data and encourage critical thinking on statistics; often wrongly used, and sometimes in very misleading ways. The module will equip you with the knowledge and skills you'll need to become a discerning data user, through engaging teaching, active learning and examples from the news media. The module is comprised of a mix of lectures and computer workshops and is assessed through a multiple choice exam.


Reading List

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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 60.5
Lab 8.0
Lecture 12.0
Other 18.0

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Exam 1.5 100 % S2