Units of Study

SCLG3603 - Quantitative Methods for Social Science

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Robert van Krieken


This course 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 course 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 1x500wd equivalent oral presentation of results (20%)


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week


SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

Additional Information

this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program. It is also available to PE and GIR students. As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by SCLG2632. This unit of study will not be offered again.


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