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Understanding Statistical Information

15 Credits

This is an introductory level course for those who wish to understand and use statistical information in social science, or in any other context. The course intended to familiarise students, and provide them with an introduction, to the ideas of probability, and of statistical methods and techniques.

The course also enables the students to start on their journey to being able to appreciate empirical literature in the different fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

This course is intended to prepare students to recognise the appropriate use and the misuse of statistics in publicly available information and to draw valid conclusions from that information to use in the studies of their respective Major fields.