lfopa2007  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
6 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Main themes
The aim of this course is to provide basics skills and knowledge about quantitative data analysis both for descriptive and inferential statistics.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The learning outcomes G4, and to a lesser extent, G2 (G26 & G27) are pursued by this course.
At the end of this course, the students should be able to:
-       Translate a concrete issue into a research question that fit quantitative data analysis (G41).
-       Identify the different existing variable types (G43).
-       Select, apply and interpret descriptive statistics in a concrete research context (G43).
-       Understand the underlying reasoning of inferential statistics.
-       Select apply and interpret inferential statistics (essentially bivariate procedure) in a concrete research context (G44)
-       Critically evaluate research endorsing a quantitative design (G45).
Descriptive statistics :
- Nominal variables : mode
- Ordinal variables : median, interquartile range
- Continuous variables : mean, variance, standard deviation.
Inferential statistics: knowledge
- Population and sample
- Inferential test procedure
- Type I and II error, statistical power
- Effect size
Inferential statistics (statistical tests):
- Chi-square & Cramer's V.
- Spearman  & Pearson's correlations.
- Simple & multiple linear regression.
- T-test & one-way Anova.
Critical reading:
- Understanding of the most used statistical terms and icons in empirical literature.
- Diagram's, tables and indices' interpretation.
- Critical distance with traditional manipulation of statistical information.
- Awareness of the limitations of the statistical tools.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The course is divided into 30hours of lecture course and 15hours of practical exercises.
The practical exercises sessions aim at facilitating the development of interpretative and selection skills about descriptive and inferential statistical methods.  
Both lecture course and practical exercises allows students to get used to the use of statistical software.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Individual written evaluation
Bressoux, P. (2008). Modélisation statistique appliquée aux sciences sociales. Bruxelles: De Boeck Université.
Dancey, C. et Reidy J. (2007). Statistiques sans maths pour psychologues. Bruxelles : De Boeck.
Howell, D. (2008). Méthodes statistiques en sciences humaines. Bruxelles : De Boeck.
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Evaluation methods
The assessment procedure is composed of a written exam (open ended questions) and a written application report

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Advanced Master in University and Higher Education Pedagogy (shift schedule)