Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1008: Introduction to Social Data

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.


NQF Level4
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Chris Playford (Lecturer)

Available via distance learning


‘Women do 11 hours more housework than men’ or ‘Violent crime is down for three years in a row’. Much social science research uses quantitative research methods and statistics to investigate social phenomena ranging from employment, crime rates, health outcomes, political participation and social class. This introductory first-year module introduces you to key concepts in quantitative research design,data collection and data analysis as a basis for understanding such social phenomena

This module is suitable for all social science students and is part of the Q-Step core sequence in research methods. 

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