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QS203 - Intermediate Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences II

  • Module code: QS203
  • Module name: Intermediate Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences II
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to equip students with the statistical knowledge and skills expected of quantitative social scientists, and to lay foundations for further study. The module builds on the material covered in “Intermediate Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences I” (BA year 2), and provides a theoretical foundation for the topics to be found in “Advanced Quantitative Methods” (BA year 3). Its main focus is on graphical representation, factor analysis, time series analysis and forecasting.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be able to effectively interpret and represent the results of statistical analysis; apply statistical tools to modelling, estimation, inference, and forecasting in the context of real world social and political problems; and critically evaluate the results and conclusions from published research.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x Lecture and 1 x Seminar in term 2.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/q-step/study/modules/qs203

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: QS203-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 10%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 90%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Quantitative Methods (L311) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods (M162) - Year 2
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Law and Sociology (ML33) - Year 3
Optional
  • BA in Sociology (L303) - Year 2
  • BA in Sociology (L304) - Year 2
  • BA in Sociology (L305) - Year 2
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L308) - Year 2
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L309) - Year 2
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L310) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Sociology (ML33) - Year 2
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 2
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (VL13) - Year 2