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Research Methods in The Social Sciences

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 5
Module lead
Ben Mason
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

This module builds upon the material learnt in the first year in STAT1003. It aims to increase your knowledge of social science research strategies and methods of collecting data (both quantitative and qualitative). It does this by covering the whole research process from conceptualising the problem, the collection of appropriate data, analysis of that data, and then drawing conclusions to then motivate further research. More specifically it aims to enable you to undertake simple hypothesis tests for

quantitative data and to understand the uses of such tests made by researchers in the social sciences, as well as perform appropriate analysis on qualitative data. It will also introduce you to some major national data sources such as the LFS and GHS that are used for social science research.

Pre-requisite for STAT3004

One of the pre-requisites for PSYC3010

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: STAT1003 or ECON1007

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