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Key Topics in Social Science: Measurement and Data

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
David Clifford
Academic year

Module overview

This module introduces key sources of social science data (both UK and non-UK), and the measurement of key concepts using these data, within a range of substantive areas. In doing so it focuses on the analysis of a number of fundamental social issues – including (for example) poverty and inequality, social mobility, and educational attainment and achievement. The module links the conceptual and practical: it touches on debates about how these issues should be understood, and examines how these issues are operationalised and measured in practice using quantitative measures. It also introduces students to the use of the STATA statistical software package.