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Quantitative Data Analysis (Module)

Module description

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.


Staff information

Dr Jennifer Dowd

Teaching pattern

Lectures followed by computer labs.

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Key information

Module code 7SSHM504

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 15

Semester Semester 2 (spring)

Study abroad module No