The viva voce examination is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their understanding of the various statistical parts of this double module. The Viva Voce will last 25 minutes. At the start of the viva, the student will be asked to choose and explain an analysis that he/she feels very comfortable with (e.g., one-way repeated measures ANOVA). The student will then be asked to choose one more analysis, which will be as complex as the student feels comfortable dealing with. The tutor will ask questions to clarify understanding where appropriate throughout. Students are strongly encouraged to use their annotated portfolio to help them in their explanations and to demonstrate their understanding of the analyses. However, the portfolio should be a support rather than a crutch. The specific assessment criteria for this examination are detailed below.
In order to obtain an A in this examination, students will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of each of the analyses. These analyses will typically include at least one of the more complex analyses (e.g., MANOVA, ANCOVA, MANCOVA). The student’s explanations will be concise and precise, demonstrating an integrated knowledge of the main analysis and its various intricacies (e.g., follow-up analysis considerations, decisions with regard to unequal group sizes, etc.). The student will use the portfolio only to the extent that it supports his/her well-integrated understanding. The student will answer questions in a concise and accurate fashion. The verbal communication style will be clear and concise.
In order to obtain a B in this examination, students will demonstrate an acceptable understanding of most of the analyses....