Statistics and scientific methods, 3 creditsStatistik och vetenskapsmetodik, 3 hp
This course syllabus is valid from autumn 2022.
- Course code
- Course name
- Statistics and scientific methods
- 3 credits
- Form of Education
- Higher Education, study regulation 2007
- Main field of study
- Not applicable
- GX - First cycle
- Grading scale
- Fail (U), pass (G) or pass with distinction (VG)
- Department of Clinical Neuroscience
- Decided by
- Programnämnden för Optikerprogrammet
- Decision date
- Revised by
- Education committee CNS
- Last revision
- Course syllabus valid from
- Autumn 2022
Specific entry requirements
After completing the course the student should be able to
- explain, perform and correctly interpret descriptive statistics as well as basic statistical analyzes
- explain different types of research design
- reflect on research ethics principles and critically evaluate research articles based on an ethical approach
- answer questions in the course assignment in a scientifically correct way and present work to the group.
In addition to this the course is part of the teaching of general scientific knowledge within the program. In relation to teaching of general scientific knowledge, the students continue to broaden their knowledge related to the scientific base of optometry, science and proven experience and scientific communication. They also develop their knowledge and understanding, skills and abilities, their judgement, scientific thought and attitude, in relation to optometry and a lifelong learning. The teaching of general scientific knowledge is described in a separate document.
Some course elements are compulsory, see heading "Examination".
a) compulsary oral presentation of practical course element
b) active participation in compulsary group assignment, is graded U or G
c) written presentation of course assignment, is graded U, G or VG (Pass with distinction)
The grade VG on the written presentation of group assignment requires that the work is handed in at deadline, as well as a virtuous ability to reason scientifically in the assignment.
The entire course is graded U, G or VG. The grade G requires fulfillment of compulsory course element a and b, and G on examination c. The grade VG requires fulfillment of compulsory course element a and b, and VG on examination c.
Absence from or unfulfillment of compulsory course elements
The examiner decides whether, and if so how, absence from or unfulfillment of compulsory course elements can be made up for. Study results cannot be reported until the student has participated in or fulfilled compulsory course elements, or compensated for any absence/ failure to fulfill in accordance with instructions from the examiner. Absence from or unfulfillment of a compulsory course element may imply that the student can not retake the element until the next time the course is offered.
Possibility of exception from the course syllabus' regulations on examination
If there are special grounds, or a need for adaptation for a student with a disability, the examiner may decide to deviate from the syllabus' regulations on the examination form, the number of examination opportunities, the possibility of supplementation or exemptions from the compulsory section/s of the course etc. Content and learning outcomes as well as the level of expected skills, knowledge and attitudes may not be changed, removed or reduced.
Teaching in English may occur.
Literature and other teaching aids
Tredje upplagan : Lund : Studentlitteratur,  - 279 sidor ISBN:9789144122694 LIBRIS-ID:8jv80nr76h70c6m3 Library search
2. ed. : Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publ., 2005 - 157 p. ISBN:978-1-4051-2780-6 (alk. paper) LIBRIS-ID:9981725 Library search