Performance in the course will be assessed as follows:
Midterm exam: 20%
Team assignment: 35%
Final exam: 45%
No material other than a dictonary may be used in the final exam.
The midterm exam is based on the topics covered in sessions 1 to 5 and the corresponding book chapters. The exam will include a combination of multiple-choice/single-choice questions.
The team assignment is a more complex homework conducted by teams of 3 to 5 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 topics covered in theory and practice sessions as well as the corresponding book chapters. The exam will include questions of multiple formats (single choice questions, open-ended questions, mini cases, 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 the course material (slides, book chapters) is an essential part of the course (especially as preparation for the sessions!) and as important as attending lectures.