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ETW3112 - Survey data analysis

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader(s): Dr Harmindar Nath


Not offered in 2009


Introduction to multivariate statistical techniques for the analysis of survey data. Topics include cross tabulation of data and Chi-square test of independence and goodness of fit, correlation and its applications (reliability analysis: Cronbach's alpha), General linear regression, Multivariate analysis of variance and covariance, discriminant, factor, and cluster analysis. Use of SPSS for windows for analysis.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • prepare survey data for statistical analysis
  • apply multivariate statistical techniques for exploring and establishing relationships between/among variables
  • select and carry out appropriate statistical tests for evaluating reliability of scale and examining research hypotheses
  • use SPSS for data analysis and interpret output
  • demonstrate skills in communicating the results of the analysis.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours, closed-book): 50%

Contact hours

One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour laboratory/tutorial per week.


ETW2111, ETX2111 or ETW1010


ETF3500, ETC3500

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