Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SSIM904: Research Design Methods and Skills for AQM
This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)
|Available via distance learning|
The module will cover the basics of quantitative methods research design needed to progress through the MRes in AQM. You will learn to fully plan and design your research programme, starting from the operationalization of your substantive social science question and considering alternative empirical approaches that could potentially be used to address your question. Particular emphasis will be placed on methods for causal inference, concentrating on the potential outcome framework, its advantages, challenges and implications for social science research.