# Interpreting Reported Statistics

Explore how to interpret the results section of an academic article.

• Duration

2 weeks
• Weekly study

8 hours

## Learn how to interpret reported statistics

Many of the articles you will read for your literature review and business plan will be quantitative studies. In order to understand the results section of those articles, you are required to interpret reported statistics.

In this short course, you will be introduced to the basics of reported statistics, including both descriptive and inferential statistics.

By understanding the concept of statistical significance, you should be able to understand and assess the results section of empirical quantitative studies.

## What topics will you cover?

• Types of variables
• Types of statistics
• Graphing
• Measures of central tendency
• Measures of dispersion
• Statistical approach
• Univariate distributions
• Descriptive statistics
• Inferential statistics
• Statistical significance

## Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

## What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

• Describe the different types of variables
• Explain the difference between the different measures of central tendency and dispersion
• Interpret inferential data
• Explain the differences between different inferential statistical tests

## Who is the course for?

This course is for students who wish to know how to learn to interpret statistics.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

## Who will you learn with?

### Dr Andre Soares

Andre Soares PhD, MSc, BSc, FHEA, CPsychol – assistant professor in business and occupational psychology at Coventry University

## Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

• Established

1992
• Location

Coventry

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