Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SSI1005: Introduction to Social Data
This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.
The aim of this module is to introduce you to quantitative research design,data collection and basic data analysis. More specifically, it uses data sets and research examples drawn from existing social science research to illustrate core concepts and methods in quantitative research. By introducing you to methods such as experiments and surveys, and the type of social science research that can be produced using these, this module lays the foundation for understanding quantitative methods and for your own experience in conducting quantitative studies.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate basic knowledge of quantitative research design, data collection and some awareness of analytic techniques;|
2. demonstrate basic understanding of what makes some quantitative research good and some bad quality (quality criterion);
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. demonstrate an understanding of quantitative research design in the social sciences at an introductory level;|
4. create a relevant social science research question and hypothesis;
|Personal and Key Skills||5. present quantitative data effectively and clearly; and|
6. demonstrate numeracy skills which will be desirable to employers.