Introductory Quantitative Methods (SCLG6918)


This unit of study provides students with the basic principles and procedures of quantitative research methods in the social sciences. It first introduces a range of quantitative research strategies and tools that can be deployed to collect research data, and then introduces basic statistical methods to analyse that data. By the end of the unit students should be able to interpret basic statistical data and be able to design their own quantitative research strategies to carry out social sciences research.

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1x2hr seminar/week


1x2000wd group work report/case study (40%), 1x4000wd essay (60%)

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