Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Social Science School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Practical or Laboratory hour

Incompatible

SOCY2120, 2059, 7069, 7339, SO320, 321, 420, 421

Assessment methods

Computer based assessment and multiple choice exam

Course coordinator

Dr Suzanna Fay-Ramirez

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

Quantitative research methods are the most commonly used research methods in the social sciences. They are widely used by academic researchers, government agencies, private companies, and community organizations. This course provides an introduction to quantitative methods in the social sciences. It emphasises how social scientists use simple quantitative techniques to investigate research questions coming from social science theory, prior research and applied problems. The course focuses on the link between theory and research in social science, the logic of quantitative empirical analysis, and techniques for describing quantitative data and drawing inferences (generalizations) about larger populations. The course also introduces Stata statistical software for simple quantitative analysis.

Archived offerings

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Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile