Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Social Research

Key information

Start date
End date
Duration
Term 2
Module code
15PPOH035
FHEQ Level
7
Credits
15
Department
Department of Politics and International Studies

Module overview

This module 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 R 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.

Workload

  • 2 hour lecture per week
  • 2 hour tutorial per week

Method of assessment

  • Practical PR1 - 20%
  • Test 1 - 30%
  • Test 2 - 50%

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