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QS903 - Advanced Quantitative Research

  • Module code: QS903
  • Module name: Advanced Quantitative Research
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module introduces students to a selected set of advanced statistical methods that are commonly used in quantitative social research. A further aim is to familiarise students with the key issues in the craft of applied work so that they become careful, considered and thoughtful researchers in quantitative social sciences.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will understand the basic principles of the advanced statistical methods covered, appreciate the context in which the methods are best applied, and have had practical experience of applying these methods to real-world data, using Stata and/or R or equivalent statistical packages.

Timetabled teaching activities

Classes are typically scheduled to Fridays, 2-5 pm, starting week 15 (Timetabled Teaching Activities are not finalised until September).

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Other essential notes

Prerequisite Modules: QS905

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: QS903-20)
A (Assessed work only) Technical Report 1 (2000 words) 50%
  Technical Report 2 (2000 words) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91P) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universit├Ąt Konstanz, Germany) (M92P) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93P) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94P) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95P) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96P) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Political and Legal Theory (M9PS) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Politics and International Studies: Big Data and Quantitative Methods (M9PY) - Year 2