Once they have completed the course, students will be able to use methodological and statistical skills while analysing and reporting on research into analysing risk factors. They will be familiar with various models for causal relations and be able to use SPSS to analyse complex statistical models, such as models including mediation, moderation or confounding.|
Toetsvormen en inhoud toetsen
The final test is an SPSS test in which it will be tested to what extent students are able to select appropriate statistical models to analyze the data to answer specific research questions. Students should report and interpret the SPSS output to be able to answer the research questions.
Applied research is aimed at studying societal issues and possible solutions to societal problems. An important first step is analysing risk factors for the occurrence and development of societal problems. This should take into account the possible influence of background variables which can act as confounder, mediator or moderator.|
The course starts with factor and reliability analysis. Subsequent weeks focus on linear and logistical regression models and analysis of variance and covariance. The focus of the final weeks is on mediation, moderation and confounding.
• Intellectual skills
• Studying and analysing information
• Mastering the methods and techniques of observational and interventional research
Note: We assume that you'll have a laptop with you during this course. For more information about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), see https://students.uu.nl/en/fss/byod