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.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr lab/week
2x750wd homework problem (40%), 1x1hr midterm test (20%), 1x2hr final exam (40%)
(12 Junior credit points in Sociology or Socio-Legal Studies) or (12 Junior credit points in Government and International Relations)Prohibitions