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Unit information: Advanced Quantitative Research project in 2015/16

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Unit name Advanced Quantitative Research project
Unit code SPAIM0039
Credit points 40
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Professor. Marshall
Open unit status Not open

The completion of a quantitative dissertation or equivalent training at level H/6



School/department School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law


This unit provides an opportunity to pursue research work at an advanced level with a clear focus on quantitative social science and data analysis. It builds on both the experience of the Year 3 Dissertation and the year 4 advanced quantitative research methods units but must be substantively different from the previous dissertation. Overlap in the methodological techniques used is permitted. The project is planned in Teaching Block 1 and undertaken in Teaching Block 2, with preparation of a final 12 000 word report typically due in May.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this Unit students should be able to plan and undertake a data analysis project of relevance to their discipline and incorporating substantial use of advanced quantitative research methods.

Teaching details

Introductory lecture, dissertation advisory sessions

Assessment Details

Project Report 100%

Reading and References

Field A, 2013, Discovering Statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics (4th edn.). London: Sage.

Thomas G, 2013, How to Do Your Research Project: A Guide for Students in Education and Applied Social Sciences. London: Sage.