CMS 303: Data Analysis in Communication Research

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to

  1. distinguish between qualitative and quantitative data;
  2. outline the different ways of presenting research data;
  3. apply different software for data analysis; and
  4. discuss how to draw inferences, from data and significance of research findings.
Course Contents

Students are introduced to how to analyse both quantitative and qualitative data, particularly the use of tables, graphs and other statistical techniques and procedures, the use of various software, e.g., SPSS. They are taught how to present and interpret data, and draw relevant inferences using these techniques.