Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2077: Data Analysis in Social Science II

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:


Topic 1: Review of Inferential Statistics

Topic 2: Introduction to Bivariate Regression

Topic 3: Estimation with Regression

Topic 4: Goodness of fit and R-squared

Topic 5: Confidence Intervals and Hypothesis Tests

Topic 6: Residuals and Outliers

Topic 7: Dummy Variables and Interaction Terms

Topic 8: Violations of Assumptions

Topic 9: Multiple Regression I

Topic 10: Multiple Regression II

Topic 11: Model Selection Methods

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activity16.511 x 1.5 hour sessions of lectures and demonstration
Scheduled learning and teaching activity1010 x 1 hour computer lab sessions
Guided independent study50Time spent in computer lab undertaking data analysis for exercises.
Guided independent study73.5Completing required reading for lectures and computer lab sessions; exam preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).