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QS305 - Numbers in the Workplace (Placement)

  • Module code: QS305
  • Module name: Numbers in the Workplace (Placement)
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To enable students to: • Undertake a 4-week work placement; • Prepare (via seminars, workshops and practice sessions) for consultancy work in quantitative analysis during their placement; • Reflecting on the transferable and disciplinary skills gained on the placement, and applying the learning back into the discipline in their third year work; • Gain a practical experience of working with numerical data in the workplace and appreciate their role.

Principal learning outcomes

• Develop a range of transferable professional skills for future employment (e.g. CV design, job application, cover letter. etc.); • Develop a critical understanding of the role of data analysis in the workplace. • Develop professional practice with clients; • Become familiar with key terminology and soft skills associated with acting as a consultant in quantitative analysis.

Timetabled teaching activities

Preparatory sessions in Year 2.

Departmental link

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

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: QS305-15)
A (Assessed work only) Poster Presentation 10%
  Reflective Essay (2000 words) 90%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • 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
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A