Quantitative Methods

Lecturer: Margaret Wu        Email:  wu@edmeasurement.com.au

Course Outline

Assessment:  Ten individual exercises (total of 30%).    One project of 6000 words (70%)

Topic 1  (29/7) :  Research Design

           Powerpoint

           Reading 

          Topic 1 Exercises 

 
Topic 2  (5/8) :  Summarising Data / Levels of Measurement

           Powerpoint

           Pupil_data.xls

           Pupil_codebooks.xls

           WB_Pupil_MP.doc

           HowToComputeSumScores_demo

          TIMSS2003AUS.sav

           T03_Student_8.pdf

          frequency_1_demo 

          frequency_2_demo 

           Explore_1_demo

          Explore_1_output_demo

          crosstab_1_demo

          crosstab_1_output_demo

          descriptive_1_demo

         histogram_1_demo

         histogram_2_demo 

          boxplot_1_demo

          boxplot_2_demo

          Topic 2 Exercises 

 
Topic 3  (19/8) :  Questionnaire Design

         Powerpoint

           Reading

           Year_After_9-11.doc

           PISA_Questionnaire_TechnicalReport.pdf

           StudentEngagementOECDWillms.pdf

           Topic 3 Exercises.doc

 
Topic 4  (26/8) :  Sampling

         Powerpoint

           Reading

           TIMSSTECHSamplingChapter.pdf

           DesignEffectPISA2003.xls

           VNsample.sav

           MetroSchools.sav

           Topic 4 Exercises.doc

 

 
Topic 5  (2/9) : Probability Distribution

          Powerpoint

           CoinToss1_demo.swf

           Binomial Probability_demo.swf

           NormalProbability_demo.swf

           Topic 5 Exercises

 

 
Topic 6  (9/9) :  Estimation / Hypothesis Testing

           Worksheet A

           StudentLiteracyScores.sav

           10CoinTosses_demo.swf

           10HeightSample_demo.swf

           Worksheet B

           Topic 6 Exercises.doc

 
Topic 7  (16/9) :  t-tests

           Worksheet

           TwoSample-t-test_demo.swf

           t-test output_demo.swf

           StudentLiteracyScoresCutDown.sav

           Paired Sample t-test_demo.swf

           TIMSS2003AUS_Cutdown.sav

           PreAndPostTestScores.xls

           Topic 7 Exercises.doc

 
Topic 8  (23/9) :  ANOVA

           Worksheet

           PISA06SCHOOL_4CNT.sav

           2003initialreportP59.pdf

           y12survey2.sav

           Year12 Survey_coding2.doc

           Holland2fory12data.doc

           PISA06_School_questionnaire.pdf

           vnsample2.sav

           Topic 8 Exercises.doc

 

 
Topic 9  (7/10) :  Bivariate Relationships and Regression

           Bivariate.ppt

           Regression.doc

           summary.doc

           Topic 9 Exercises.doc

 

 
Topic 10  (14/10) :  Factor Analysis

           Factor.doc

           TIMSSStudentQuestionnaireSubset.docx

           TIMSS2003AUSSubset.sav

           Topic 10 Exercises.doc

 

 
Topic 11  (21/10) :  Non-parametric Statistics

           NonParametric.doc