- Module code: QS301
- Module name: Advanced Quantitative Methods
- Department: Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies
- Credit: 30
Module content and teaching
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.
Timetabled teaching activities
Classes are typically scheduled to Fridays, 9:00-12:00 pm, starting week 1 (Timetabled Teaching Activities are not finalised until September).
Other essential notes
This is a core module, which is supported by funding from the Nuffield/ESRC/HEFCE as part of the Q-Step degrees in ‘Sociology and Quantitative Methods’ and ‘Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods.’ Prerequisite Modules: QS104, QS105, QS202, QS203
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|30 CATS (Module code: QS301-30)|
|A (Assessed work only)||Data Analysis Report 1 (3000 words)||50%|
|Data Analysis Report 2 (3000 words)||50%|
This module is available on the following courses:
- Undergraduate Sociology and Quantitative Methods (L311) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods (M162) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods (with Intercalated Year) (M167) - Year 4
- BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (with Intercalated year) (ML35) - Year 5