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QS104 - Introduction to Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences I

  • Module code: QS104
  • Module name: Introduction to Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences I
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The principal aims of this module are: • to introduce students to the importance of quantitative methods in the social sciences • to introduce students to the tasks of conceptualisation, operationalization and measurement in quantitative social science • to introduce students to descriptive statistics and their empirical application, as well as to the principle of statistical inference • to provide hands-on experience of using software for introductory data analysis in this context

Principal learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students will be able to: • understand the importance of conceptualisation and measurement in conducting quantitative research • understand basic elements of core descriptive statistics • conduct basic quantitative analysis using secondary survey data • begin to critically engage with quantitative findings in social science journal articles.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x Lecture and 1 x seminar per week.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/q-step/study/modules/qs104/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: QS104-15)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 15%
Assessed Course Work 85%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BA in Sociology (L301) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Quantitative Methods (L311) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Global Sustainable Development (L3L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Liberal Arts (LA99) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods (M162) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (ML13) - Year 1
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (VL13) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • BA in Sociology (L303) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L304) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L305) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L308) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L309) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L310) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics (M100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics (M100) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics (M100) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics (with Intercalated Year) (M101) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Politics with International Studies (M160) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (M16A) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (M16A) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (M16A) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (with Intercalated Year) (M16B) - Year 4