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Course module: 880579-M-3
Statistics and Experimental Methods 2
Course info
Course module880579-M-3
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Commun. and Inform. Sciences; TSH: Department Communication and Cognition;
Is part of
M Communication and Information Sciences (research)
M Linguistics and Communication Sciences (research)
Convenant TSH
dr. M.M.H. Pollmann
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
Course mode
Registration openfrom 15/01/2020 up to and including 21/08/2020

Goals of the course

·         to choose and carry out appropriate statistical analysis for research questions involving continuous and categorical data (e.g. factorial ANOVA, repeated measures ANOVA, multiple regression, logistic regression)

·         to investigate data for violations of the underlying assumptions for each analysis

·         to provide sound interpretation of such analyses and report their results accurately and accessibly

·         to reflect critically on different statistical methods and procedures


Course content

The course offers a mixture of research methodology, research design and statistical data analysis. We will look at different aspects of the research cycle, with an emphasis on strengthening the research and analytical skills of the student.

The student will acquire basic skills in using the statistical software package SPSS. The design and statistical analysis of several research methods will be analyzed in detail. In addition, several recent topics in the field of methodology and statistics (replication, null hypothesis significance testing, confidence intervals, effect sizes, data management, research ethics) will be touched upon.

Contact person
dr. M.M.H. Pollmann
Timetable information
Statistics and Experimental Methods 2
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk Examen (60%) / Written Exam (60%)EXAM_01BLOK 3129-05-2020
Schriftelijk Examen (60%) / Written Exam (60%)EXAM_01BLOK 3226-06-2020
Required materials
Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS by Andy Field 5th Edition
Title:Discovering Statistics Using IBM SPSS
Author:Andy Field
List of literature
(6) Hayes, A. F. (2009). Beyond Baron and Kenny: Statistical Mediation Analysis in the New Millennium. Communication Monographs, 76(4), 408-420. doi:10.1080/03637750903310360 (7) Lakens, D., & Evers, E. R. (2014). Sailing from the seas of chaos into the corridor of stability. Practical recommendations to increase the informational value of studies. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 278-292. (8) Francis, G. (2012). The psychology of replication and replication in psychology. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 585-594. (9) Judd, C. M., Westfall, J., & Kenny, D. A. (2012). Treating stimuli as a random factor in social psychology: a new and comprehensive solution to a pervasive but largely ignored problem. Journal of personality and social psychology, 103(1), 54. (may be subject to change)
Recommended materials
Written Exam (60%)

Final Result

2 Take Home Exams (each 20%)

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