Postgraduate Module Descriptor


POLM809: Applied Quantitative Data Analysis

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Final essay outline300 words1-11Written

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
10000

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
3 practical assignments (written), with exercises focusing on data analysis, visualization and interpretation 75500 words each (25% each)1-11Written feedback
Final assignment (written): Essay discussing how to use the tools and techniques covered during the module to address a relevant research question251,500 words1-11Written feedback
0
0
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0

Re-assessment

Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
3 practical assignments (written), with exercises focusing on data analysis, visualization and interpretation3 practical assignments (written), with exercises focusing on data analysis, visualization and interpretation1-11August/September reassessment period
Written assignment discussing how to use the tools and techniques covered during the module to address a relevant research questionFinal assignment (1,500 words)1-11August/September reassessment period