This module aims to provide students with an understanding of statistics in the social sciences, and the ability to interrogate a social science dataset statistically using STATA.
On completion of this module, students will:
- Understand the concepts behind basic descriptive and inferential statistics for social science research, and how to interpret these statistics;
- Understand the principles of correlation, t-tests, chi-square and regression in social science research, and how to interpret these tests;
- Demonstrate competence in a basic level of data manipulation using statistical software to prepare social science datasets for statistical analysis;
- Demonstrate competence in the use of a statistical software to interrogate social science datasets using descriptive statistics and commonly used statistical tests.
Dr Jennifer Dowd
Lectures followed by computer labs.
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