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SCY2815 - Analysing Social Data

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Pam Reynolds


Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


An accessible introduction to reading, understanding and presenting social data, typically in numerical form, using a computer package to analyse collected data.


On the successful completion of this unit students should:

  1. Have acquired an understanding of variable measurement.
  2. Be able to demonstrate a comprehension of statistical summaries.
  3. Have mastered the concepts underlying bivariate inferential techniques.
  4. Be able to show some ability in creating meaningful data summaries of report quality.
  5. Have attained the ability to use a computer package for statistical analysis.


Assignment (equivalent 1000 words): 25%
Assignment (equivalent 2000 words): 45% +
Examination (equivalent 1500): 30%

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar and 1 x 1 hour supervised lab) per week


24 points at level 1