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SS5104 Quantitative Research in Social Science

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 11
Planned timetable:1.00 - 5.00 pm Mon

This module provides a user-friendly introduction to the fundamental concepts of quantitative analysis. It will cover underlying principles, terminology, research design, sampling strategies, uncertainty and missing data, computerised data management and univariate and multivariate approaches to data analysis. The assessment will be in the form of practical tasks completed in class and/or independently.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for MRes in Human Geography / Sustainable Development Compulsory for MSc Psychology (Conversion). Compulsory for Research Methods in Psychology (MSc) Compulsory for various other MRes Programmes.

Optional for Sustainable Development (MSc), Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics (MSc) Optional for various other MRes Programmes

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3-hour combined lecture and practical session.

Assessment pattern

Postgraduate Assessment :Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr M Kesby
Module teaching staff:Dr J Ales