Introduction to Applied Research Design and Quantitative Research Methods for Social Scientists
The course offers you theoretical explanation and practical training in quantitative methodology relevant to your fields of study.
The course begins with giving you an
overview of issues of general relevance to research design in the social
sciences, covering issues of epistemology, theory, research ethics, and also
giving you an overview of the quantitative methods that are at the researchers’
disposal. The course is recommended for students with no or very little
previous training in quantitative/statistical methods.
In the second part of the course you will
learn how to use quantitative methods and the software, Stata, required to
complete various tasks and analyses.
To the extent possible, course assignments
employ data relevant to your main field of study in order to familiarise you
with the content, the potential and the limitations of existing data. You’ll
meet teachers from political science on this course.