Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM809: Applied Quantitative Data Analysis

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.


Diamond, Ian, and Julie Jefferies. 2001. Beginning Statistics. SAGE Research Methods (available via UoE library at

Feinstein, Charles H., and Mark Thomas. 2002. Making History Count: A Primer in Quantitative Methods for Historians. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (available via UoE library at

Hudson, Pat. 2000. History by Numbers: An Introduction to Quantitative Approaches. London: Bloomsbury.

Creswell, John W., and J. David Creswell. 2018. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. Los Angeles: SAGE (available via UoE library at

Pollock III, Philip H. 2020. The Essentials of Political Analysis (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press (available via UoE library at

Fogarty, Brian. 2019. Quantitative Social Science Data with R: An Introduction. Los Angeles: SAGE (available via UoE library at

Field, Andy, Jeremy Miles, and Zoë Field. 2012. Discovering Statistics Using R. Los Angeles: SAGE (available via UoE library at

Big Book of R,

Hoover, Kenneth, and Todd Donovan. 2013. The Elements of Social Scientific Thinking. Cengage Learning (available via UoE library at

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