Performance in the course will be assessed as follows:
Individual Assignment: 20%
Team Assignment: 35%
Final Exam: 45%
No material other than a dictonary may be used in the final exam.
In total, a minimum of 50 percent needs to be attained to pass the course. The grading system is the following: 0 to 49% - grade 5, 50 to 59% - grade 4, 60 to 69% - grade 3, 70 to 79% - grade 2, 80 to 100% - grade 1. Students who fail must repeat the entire course (and must register in the usual way next time the course is offered). No opportunities for make-ups will be offered.
The Individual Assignment is a SPSS homework conducted by each student individually.
The Team Assignment is a more complex homework conducted by teams of 3 students; the same grade will be awarded to students belonging to the same team. Detailed instructions will be provided in the course.
The final exam is in written form and will be in English. Examinable material includes all indicated topics treated in theory and practice sessions. The exam will include questions of multiple formats (single choice questions, open-ended questions, etc.).
The required textbook is: Field, A. (2013), Discovering Statistics Using SPSS (4th edition), Sage Publications: London [ISBN: 978-1-4462-4918-5 (pbk)]. An accompanying website provides additional useful material (http://www.uk.sagepub.com/field4e/).
A recommended additional textbook is: Diamantopoulos, D. and Schlegelmilch, B. (2000), Taking the Fear out of Data Analysis (2nd edition), South-Western CENGAGE Learning: London [ISBN: 978-1-86152-430-0].
Reading and consulting online resources is an essential part of the course (especially as preparation for the sessions!) and as important as attending lectures.