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SS5104   Quantitative Research in Social Science

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

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.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

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

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 130

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Class Test = 100%


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