Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Intro to Politics

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course introduces quantitative research methods commonly used in the Social Sciences.
    The course introduces quantitative research methods commonly used in the Social Sciences. It will provide you with an opportunity to acquire skills in research design, data collection and data analysis. Those skills can then be applied to your specific degree subject. You will learn how to use a statistical programme for social scientists (SPSS).
    A grounding in quantitative methods will allow you to understand a wider range of academic literature, better understand the social and political world, and provide an important transferable skill attractive to employers.
    Specific topics will include: why quantitative research matters; research design and research questions; sampling and questionnaire design; introduction to statistical analysis; univariate statistics; relationships between variables; the mis-presentation of data; ethical issues.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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