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Department of Politics and International Studies

Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Social Research

Course Code:
15PPOH035
Unit value:
0.5
Taught in:
Term 2

This course is for students with no prior knowledge of quantitative methods used in social research. Students will learn basic quantitative techniques used in social research and conduct the corresponding analyses using the SPSS statistical package, as well as recognise applications of basic quantitative methods in social science journal articles. The topics covered will be: descriptive statistics; graphs; hypothesis testing for sample means and proportions; two-way and three-way tables; simple linear regression; multiple linear regression; and binary logistic regression.