About the course

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module you will have acquired:

  • Improved numeracy skills and an appreciation of the importance of numerical analysis.
  • Working knowledge of elementary techniques which will enable you to manipulate and interpret historical data.
  • A working knowledge of Excel in order to carry out simple data analysis.
  • The ability to interpret, understand and explain the results of applied data manipulation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of when to us a certain statistical technique.


This module is assessed with an assignment set in WebCT.

Each element of the module contains self-assessment exercises. Note that these are for practice purposes and will not be formally assessed.