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All researchers need to understand quantitative research, not only those who carry it out themselves. Everyone comes across quantitative research in literature reviews and even in the press. In this course students will acquire an understanding of the most common quantitative methods they are likely to use or come across in published social science research. The module will encompass different types of quantitative study and address issues such as when quantitative methods are appropriate, how quantitative questions are formulated, research design, sampling (both online and offline), scale construction, reliability and validity and ethical practices in quantitative research and design.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Introduce students to a range of methods used in quantitative research in social science, including research design (both experimental and survey), sampling (online and offline), the formulation of hypotheses and the operationalisation of key concepts, questionnaire and scale construction, issues of reliability and validity, and access to secondary sources.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Essay 1 (25%) 1500 words
Essay 2 (25%) 1500 words
Research proposal (50%) 3000 words
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|