Surveys, Secondary Analysis and Social Statistics 2014-15
The assessment for students attending the first two terms of the module differs slightly from the standard pattern of two 2,500 word essays, although the (provisional!) submission deadlines are the same, i.e. Tuesday 6 January 2015 and Tuesday 10 March 2015. (ASSESSED WORK MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY AND THEN MANUALLY TO JANE COOPER IN THE SOCIOLOGY RECEPTION BY 2PM ON THE DATES SHOWN).
The first piece of assessed work is 1,500 words (1,650 maximum) in length and counts 25% towards the total mark. It takes the form of the application of a multivariate statistical analysis technique to existing survey data, and is similar in scope to the first non-assessed piece of work submitted by full-year students taking the module.
The second piece of assessed work is 5,000 words (5,500 maximum) in length, to accommodate the possibility that content from the first piece of assessed work will be included. As such, it is expected in practice to be between 3,500 and 5,000 words in length. The second assessment counts 75% towards the total mark, with the mark for this assessment being focused on the 'new' content but taking account of the content viewed as a whole (e.g. in terms of coherence). The second assessment is the same as the standard assessment for the module, i.e. a secondary analysis-based project.