Introduction to Quantitative Methods B
Course Code: PUBLG100B
Course Tutor: Dr Slava Mikhaylov (Department of Political Science)
Assessment: One 3,000 word prior disclosure exam
Credit Value: 15
About this course
This course is designed to introduce you to and help you become familiar with quantitative methodologies critical to your development as a social scientist. The introductory methods course has two primary aims. First, students will be introduced to the many quantitative methodologies that researchers and policymakers use in answering social, political and economic questions. Second, the course will equip students to use one or more of the methodological tools in their MSc dissertation.
By the end of the course, you should be able to understand basic research methods, apply them to real world problems and evaluate their use in published research. Students will also acquire competency in performing statistical analyses using Stata.
The assessment for this course is one 3,000 word assignment which will be completed outside of class.
*Please note that this module is only available to SPP students.