Designing quantitative research

This module consists of a series of talks aimed at beginning and established researchers interested in developing their understanding of research methods in the social sciences. Staff and research-higher-degree students in the faculties of Education and Social Work, Arts and Social Sciences, and Law are warmly invited to attend.

Lectures in this module canvass a range of methodological challenges that arise in the process of conducting research – in data collection and analysis and in collaboration with colleagues and engagement with participants.

The faculty provides research training support in the form of this and other free modules as part of a process of promoting a vibrant research culture within the faculty and the Division of Arts and Social Sciences, by engaging established and emerging researchers to talk about how they go about their own work with a focus on how they conceptualise and enact the research process.

Interested researchers are welcome to attend any – or all – sessions.

Afternoon tea will be served.

Cost: FREE
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Schedule

Monday, November 3

Time Title Speaker Venue

1–2.30pm

A gentle introduction to educational experiments

Dr Paul Ginns

Rm 638
Education Building A35

2.30–3pm

Afternoon tea

3–4.30pm

The interpretive approach to quantitative research

Associate Professor Salvatore Babones

Rm 638
Education Building A35



Monday, November 17

Time Title Speaker Venue

1–2.30pm

Multilevel modelling: What is it? When should you use it? What are its yields?

Professor
Andrew J Martin

Rm 638
Education Building A35

2.30–3pm

Afternoon tea

3–4.30pm

The development of survey instruments and scales

Dr Lina Markauskaite

Rm 638
Education Building A35