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Accessibility Statement for Analysing data (M248)

Mode of study

Printed materials are provided for the core module text. All of this module's study materials are also online; this includes PDFs of any printed materials, plus some items which are only provided online. Online-only materials include audio/video clips (with transcripts/subtitles), diagrams, interactive animations and self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to online forums and online tutorial rooms. This module uses mathematical/statistical software.

Tuition strategy

This module has online tutorials. Although not compulsory, tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.

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, screencasts and animations. Interpreting and producing examples of the graphs is an important part of the study of this module and is assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures in the main units.

Specialist reading material

In this module you will be working with specialist reading material which includes mathematical notation. These are delivered both online and in printed form, and also via bespoke and third party software.


This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which can be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system or by post, and an End-of-Module Exam that you will take remotely.


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.


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.

Specialist software

This module uses specialist symbols that are not covered by standard accessibility tools. The module materials and assessment ask you to use the following specialist software: Minitab, which may not be fully accessible and you may need help from a non-medical helper.

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