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Overview

This course introduces the participants to survey research and quantitative analysis.

Summary

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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About

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 programmes

PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development

Assessment

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%).

Attendance

This course is delivered online for 12 weeks with no required on-campus attendance.

Entry requirements

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.

Start dates

  • 26 September 2016
How to apply

Apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply#pgsc

How to apply

Start dates

  • 26 September 2016

Fees and funding

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Prices

Northern Ireland & EU:
£858.30
England, Scotland & Wales:
£858.30
International:
£2,144.70

Fees information

http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/payment_policy_1617.pdf

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

Contact

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680