Accessibility Statement for Data management and analysis (TM351)
Mode of study
All of this module’s study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images; audio and video clips of 2–30 minutes long (all with transcripts/subtitles), diagrams, interactive media, animations, and multiple-choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Module software is provided in a Virtual Machine hosted on a USB stick.
This module provides face-to-face and online tutorials. Each face-to-face tutorial offers an online alternative. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.
Online practical work – programming, data investigations and analysis – is a required component of assessment. This includes some optional collaborative group work. This module extends your knowledge of using an online OpenStudio environment which allows show-and-tell and crowd-sourced feedback.
Mathematical and scientific expressions and notations
Mathematical and scientific symbols and expressions are used throughout the module and you will be required to use such notation within assessment.
Diagrams and other visual content
The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams, graphs and photographs. Reading, interpreting and producing examples of these is an important part of the study of this module and is assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for most figures. The module also uses a range of visualisation techniques to interpret, present and explain data.
You may be required to search for, and make use of, third-party material online and this is assessed. Alternatives for required/assessed research material can be provided to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module.
Specialist reading material
In this module you will be working with specialist reading material such as computer code and some mathematical notation. There is also some graphical notation and some visualisations. These are delivered online.
This module has two Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, seven interactive Computer-Marked Assignments (iCMAs) completed online, and an End-of-Module Assessment (EMA) submitted online.
You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.
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All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills.