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(B, G, X)
N Millen (G, X), K Brown (B)
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The basic aim of this unit is to enable students to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the data gathering and data analysis work of social researchers. It includes the following main sections:
(i) some basic concepts in social research, including research design, measurement and sampling;
(ii) the main data collection techniques used by social scientists, including surveys, field research, unobtrusive research and experiments;
(iii) fundamentals of the analysis of data, including describing single variables, measuring associations between two variables, and testing hypotheses.
Data analysis paper 1750 words 35%, tutorial-based assessment 1000 words (off campus via DSO) 25%, closed book examination 40%.
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