Curriculum | RESEARCH & BIO STATISTICS | B. Sc. (Nutrition & Dietetics) | Third Year

3rd Year
RESEARCH & BIO STATISTICS

Theory: 60 hours      

S.No Contents Learning objectives
(At the end of session the student should be able to)
Teaching Guidelines
(To cover
Methodology Time
1 Introduction
Meaning, definition, and characteristics of statistics
To understand the basic concept of statistics.
  • Importance of the study of statistics
  • Branches of statistics
  • Statistics and health science including nursing
  • Parameters and estimates
  • Descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Variables and their types
  • Measurement scales
Lectures
With Power point presentation
10
2 Tabulation of Data Be able to summarize data and present it using tables and graphs.
  • Raw data, the array, frequency distribution
  • Basic principles of graphical representation

Types of diagrams – histograms, frequency polygons, smooth frequency polygon, cumulative frequency curve, Normal probability curve

Didactic lecture through Power point presentation 10
3 Measures of Central Tendency Understand the meaning, uses applications, practical approach and guidelines for the use of various measures of central tendency.
  • Definition and calculation of mean for ungrouped and grouped data
  • Meaning, interpretation and calculation of median ungrouped and grouped data
  • Meaning and calculation of mode
  • Comparison of the mean, and mode
  • Guidelines for the use of various measures of central tendency
Didactic lecture by using slides and discuss case studies with examples 15
4 Measures of Variability
  • Understand the meaning of standard deviation .
  • Differentiate between sample and population variance and standard deviation.

 

  • Introduction: Uses, applications and practical approach
  • The range, the average deviation or mean deviation
  • The variance and standard deviation
  • Calculation of variance and standard deviation for ungrouped and grouped data
  • Properties and uses of variance and standard deviation
Didactic lecture with Power point presentation and Exercises followed with examples 15
5 Sampling Techniques
  • Define the basic sampling methods and how to use sampling methods to choose data.

 

  • Introduction: Uses, applications and practical approach
  • Criteria for good samples
  • Application of sampling in Community
  • Sampling Methods, Sampling and Non-sampling errors
  • Sampling variation and tests of significance
Didactic lecture with Power point presentation and Exercises followed with examples 10

 

References
1. Bell, J. (1997): Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-time Researchers in
Education and Social Science, Viva Books, New Delhi
2. Bell, J. (1997): How to Complete Your Research Project Successfully: A Guide for
First-time Researchers, UBSPD, New Delhi.
3. Bulmer, M.C. (1984): Sociological Research Methods: An Introduction, Macmillan,
Hong Kong.
4. Festinger, L. and Katz, D. (ed.) (1977): Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciencess,
Amerind Publishing, New Delhi.
5. Holloway, I. (1997): Basic Concepts of Qualitiative Research, Blackwell Science, London.
6. Jain, G. (1998): Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques, Mangal Deep,Jaipur.
7. Kothari, C.R. (2000): Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques, Wishwa
Prakashan, New Delhi.

Statistics
1. Gupta, S. (2001) “Research Methodology and Statistical Techniques”,Deep and Deep, New Delhi,
2. Hooda, R.P. (2003) “Statistics for Business and Economics”, 3rd ed., Macmillan India
Ltd., Delhi,.
3. Dey, B.R. (2005) “Textbook of Managerial Statistics”, Macmillan India Ltd., Delhi,

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