Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis (for social scientists)

This module aims to give students a broad knowledge of a range of methodological and analytical skills, which they can apply in a variety of research contexts. As well as giving students a grounding in the basic principles of quantitative research methodology, the module will

(i) look at how data can be described,
(ii) introduce a range of statistical tests commonly used, and
(iii) explore what the results mean in terms of the research question posed.

The module comprises lectures, and the delivery will involve hands-on lab work using an appropriate statistical package.