Statistics for Social Research

Previously GRF-CCJ29

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Study method

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Assessments

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Entry requirements

No ATAR needed

No prior study

Duration

13 weeks

Start dates

• 27 Feb 2023
• 28 Aug 2023

Price from

\$515

Upfront cost

\$0

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What you'll learn

After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:

1. explain in depth basic concepts of measurement of data, sampling distributions and variability
2. demonstrate how to operate data management and statistical software in order to manipulate data and generate statistical output
3. select the correct descriptive and inferential analysis based on the type of data, data assumptions and the research question given
4. interpret tables and other statistical output in the context of analysis (determining the correct next step in a procedure) and to answer the research question (being able to translate statistical material for a reader)
• Why analyse data?
• Where does data come from?
• How to visualise and report data?
• How to describe data numerically?
• How to describe relationships: chi-square?
• How to describe relationships: strength/direction?
• How to make inferences: confidence intervals?
• How to make inferences: mean differences?
• Group projects
• How to make inferences: ANOVA?
• How to make inferences: regression?
• Bringing it all together
• This subject provides a solid introduction to applied statistics for students in criminal justice and related fields. The subject covers both descriptive and inferential statistics, and students learn to use Microsoft Excel for statistical analysis.

Students in this subject will be taught to identify when certain statistical techniques are appropriate, and how to perform, interpret and present these analyses. This will enable students to be more discerning consumers of the research literature and also prepare them to carry out their own research projects. Students will be taught to analyse data using Microsoft Excel. These skills are highly sought after by employers.

• Research log (x10) (30%)
• Research project report (40%)
• Final exam (30%)
• For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).

• With a network of campuses spanning three cities in South East Queensland, Griffith University is committed to progressive multidisciplinary teaching and research and a valuable online provider with Open Universities Australia. Already attracting students from over one hundred countries, Griffith's dedication to academic excellence is available across Australia through OUA.

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QS Ranking 2023: 19

Times Higher Education Ranking 2023: 16

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

• GRF-CCJ29-Statistics for Social Research (no longer available)

Others

This is not an introductory subject, it is a second year subject. You should complete a number of other first or second year subjects. Students who have completed more than 2 OUA units (GPA 4.0+) and are planning on completing the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice are strongly encouraged to enrol in the degree. Part of this process will involve registering your study plan with Griffith University, which will help to ensure that you are studying the required units.

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