Core Module Information
Module title: Data Analysis

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: FIN08108
Module leader: Carles Ibanez
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accounting and Finance


Description of module content:

Analysis of empirical data: Descriptive Statistics (mean, median, frequencies, quartiles, mode, variance and standard deviation). Statistical inference, comprising probability distributions, sampling and estimation and hypothesis testing. Independent samples tests and p-values. Correlation analysis. Regression analysis, comprising simple and multiple regression, bivariate relationships and error diagnosis of models. Goodness of fit. Introduction to SPSS software package to analyse empirical data.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Gain familiarity with working with Excel and SPSS to analyse data and present output
LO2: Apply techniques for portraying data through descriptive statistics
LO3: Apply techniques for statistical inference, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression analysis, and interpret the results

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