15 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: ACE1813, SCS1008

SCS1008; SMI103; SMI104; ACE1813

Co-requisites: SMI203

Aims/Description: This dynamic inquiry-based course will provide students with practical experience of conducting quantitative social research that has real-life application to the social world. Using a wide range of national and international sources, students will work on the process of gathering, processing, and analysing quantitative data, with a particular focus on communicating findings to a wide range of audiences. This will involve working with different software to analyse and present results, using a wide range of graphical techniques, and interpreting quantitative results in social science more generally.

Staff Contact: Julie Hurst
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Assessment 2: summative 30% of mark. 1000 word poster to present the results from the group 'research commission' (group-led assessment).

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Sheffield Methods Institute):

Teaching timetable


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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK