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Social Sciences Research Methods Programme | SSRMP

 

Core Modules in 2020-21

BOOKINGS FOR ALL MODULES OPEN ON THURS 8 OCTOBER AT 6PM, 2020.

Once the programme is confirmed and booking open, students should be able to click on a module name to see the course outline and to access the booking portal.

Please note that some dates for these modules are currently unconfirmed, and may change.

Basic Statistics Stream
Introductions to Software Packages
Specialist Statistics Modules
Elements of Social Science Research
Qualitative Methods
Bite-Sized Modules


Basic Statistics Stream

These courses are very popular so we repeat them several times each year. To book a place on one of these modules, please make a request via the dedicated booking form. 

                                                                                                      

Module start date

Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS) Mon 26 Oct 2020 (2 repeats)
Wed 28 Oct 2020 (2 repeats)
Mon 18 Jan 2021 (2 repeats)  NEWLY ADDED
Basic Quantitative Analysis (BQA) Mon 9 Nov 2020 (2 repeats)
Wed 11 Nov 2020 (2 repeats)
Mon 25 Jan 2021 (2 repeats)  NEW ADDED
Doing Multivariate Analysis (DMA)

Mon 23 Nov 2020
Wed 25 Nov 2020 (2 repeats
)
Fri 29 Jan 2021

Further Topics in Multivariate Analysis (FTMA) 1

Tue 9th Feb 2021
Pre-recorded online lecture:. 2-4pm
Practical Session: 4-6pm 

AND

Tue 16th Feb 2021
Pre-recorded online lecture: 2-4pm
Practical Session: 4-6pm

Further Topics in Multivariate Analysis (FTMA) 2

Tue 9th Feb 2021
Pre-recorded online lecture:. 2-4pm
AND

Tue 16th Feb 2021
Pre-recorded online lecture: 2-4pm

AND

Tue 23rd Feb 2021
Practical Session: 2-6pm

 

Introductions to Software Packages

        

Module start date                      

Practical Introduction to MATLAB Programming Mon 12 Oct 2020
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Workshop

Thu 5 Nov 2020

Introduction to Stata

Tue 10 Nov 2020

Microsoft Access: Introduction to Database Design and Use Tue 2 Mar 2021 - tbc
Introduction to R 
For students who already know SPSS or Stata.

Tue 19 Jan 2021 - tbc

Atlas.ti

Wed 3 Feb 2021

Introduction to Python

Mon 23 Nov 2020 - tbc

Introduction to Python

Self-taught module

Agent-based Modelling with Netlogo

Self-taught module

 

Specialist Statistics

 

Module start date                                              

Meta Analysis  DATE CHANGED
Time Series Analysis  Wed 24 Feb 2021
Propensity Score Matching Wed 17 Feb 2021
Panel Data Analysis  Mon 22 Feb 2021      DATE CHANGED
Factor Analysis  Mon 1 Mar 2021
Structural Equation Modelling Wed 3 March 2021
A Critical Analysis of Null Hypothesis Testing and its Alternatives (Including Bayesian Analysis)  Wed 10 Mar 2021
Evaluation Methods Mon 15 Mar 2021

 

Elements of Social Science Research

 

Module start date  

Introduction to Empirical Research - NEW DATE ADDED

Mon 12 Oct 2020

Thur 21 Jan 2021

Research Ethics in the Social Sciences

Mon 19 Oct 2020
Tue 19 Jan 2021     DATE CHANGED

Reading and Understanding Statistics - NEW DATE ADDED

Mon 26 Oct 2020

Thur 4 Feb 2021

Public Policy Analysis Mon 1 Feb 2021
Feminist Research Practice Mon 1 Feb 2021
Survey Research and Design Mon 15 Feb 2021


Qualitative Methods

 

Module start date                                   

An Overview of Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis Tue 13 Oct 2020
Diary Methodology Mon 8 Feb 2021            DATE CHANGED
Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Wed 28 Oct 2020 
Doing Qualitative Interviews Mon 9 Nov 2020
Researching Organisations Fri 20 Nov 2020
Qualitative Research Rigour Tue 2 Feb 2021
Conversation and Discourse Analysis Tue 16 Feb 2021      POSTPONED
Ethnographic Methods - NEWLY ADDED Thu 4 Feb 2021
Qualitative Interviews with Vulnerable Groups Tue 9 Feb 2021

 

Bite-Sized Modules

These modules each deal with a single topic and are taught as a single short session.

 

Module start date                     

Issues in Measurement: Validity and Reliability Wed 3 Feb 2021
Merging and Linking Data sets Mon 30 Nov 2020
Event History Analysis Mon 15 Mar 2021     DATE CHANGED
Weighting and Imputation Mon 22 Feb 2021 - tbc
Exploratory Data Analysis and Critiques of Significance Testing Wed 3 Mar 2021     DATE CHANGED
Secondary Data Analysis Tue 9 Mar 2021 - tbc