This course introduces the participants to survey research and quantitative analysis.
Study Survey and Quantitative Methods at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.
This course introduces the participants to survey research and quantitative analysis and includes practical statistical analysis skills with SPSS.
This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201617/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13208
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About this course
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This course introduces the participants to survey research and quantitative analysis. It takes participants from an introduction to the principles and practice of elementary techniques through to use of more advanced quantitative methods. Topics covered include survey methods and sampling as well as univariate, bivariate and multivariate techniques. Inferential data analysis is also covered. Participants are introduced to standard software (SPSS). Practical applications are used to give the participants experience of data handling, analysis, inference and results presentation.
The course is aimed at those from social sciences backgrounds employed in the public, private and voluntary sectors and individuals outside of these sectors who may wish to update and/or develop their research skills.
Linked programmesPgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development
100% Coursework – three written assignments (1) Survey methods (30%), (2) Data description, nonparametric methods and the ability to use standard statistical software (30%) and (3) ANOVA and Regression (40%).
This course is delivered online for 12 weeks with no required on-campus attendance.
Normally, a degree in one of the social sciences or a cognate area.
English Language Requirements
International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent.
- 26 September 2016
Fees and funding
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- Northern Ireland & EU:
- England, Scotland & Wales:
Scholarships, awards and prizes
Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available at http://addl.ulster.ac.uk/docs/FlexiblePathwaysApplication201516.docx
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