This module will develop understanding of how to quantitatively analyse data in the social sciences, building on the foundations from the research methods modules in the first year. It will be focused around the common methods for data analysis that are needed within the social science and will prepare students for conducting their own research in their dissertations. The module will also satisfy the requirements of the British Psychological Association (BPA) for those who need this in their degree.
The module will use real-world examples to illustrate the methods, giving participants insight into different studies that will be of interest, with examples coming from all disciplinary areas involved, including Psychology. The methods will be taught through flipped learning, with instructional videos placed online, supplemented by lectures and tutorials were problem sets will be considered. A range of further examples, as worksheets and recorded lectures, will be placed online in order to create a comprehensive resource for the methods, with the online material further tailored to different disciplines.
The module will follow the BPA requirements, including the use of the APA style of referencing.