Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2094: Data Analysis in Social Science III

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content will vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some of the following themes:

  • Data types and structures in R
  • Data import with readr and data.table
  • Data manipulation with dplyr
  • Data visualisation with ggplot2
  • Iteration
  • Functions
  • Reproducible research and effective presentation of statistical results

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activity2211 x 2 hour lectures / computer lab sessions
Guided independent study78Reading and preparation for lectures and lab sessions
Guided independent study50Reading, preparation and writing of the statistical report

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Web based and electronic resources:


“Data Analysis in Social Science 3”: http://abessudnov.net/dataanalysis3/