Units of Study

SCLG2632 - Quantitative Methods

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Salvatore Babones


This unit of study is intended to prepare undergraduate students to undertake independent quantitative analyses of social science data. Topics include: basic statistical numeracy, how to achieve quantitative results, how to write about quantitative analyses, and basic literacy in generalised linear models. The unit of study is writing intensive. No specific prior mathematical training is assumed, though a basic grasp of simple algebra is expected. By the end of the course, students should be able to approach quantitative social science data with confidence.


8x500wd research reports (80%) and 500wd equivalent oral presentation of results (20%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr seminar/week


(12 Junior credit points from Sociology or Socio-Legal Studies) or (12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations)




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