Quantitative Political Analysis

As taught Spring Semester 2011

Dr Mark Pickup School of Politics and International Relations

This resource presents the module handbook for the Quantitative Political Analysis module.

Overview of Module:

The objective of this module is to introduce students to the practice of quantitative data analysis in the social sciences. The lecture component of the module will explore a variety of the most commonly used statistical methods; in the laboratory component, students will learn to apply these techniques to the analysis of social science data. Through assignments, students will have the opportunity to develop and test their own hypotheses and explanations on major research data sets. The module should provide a sound grasp of the possibilities, methods, and dangers inherent in quantitative social and political research

Module Codes: M14121 (20 credits)

Suitable for study at: Postgraduate Level

Method and Frequency of Class: 2 x 2 hour seminars per week

Target Students: Graduate students from the Arts, Law and Social Sciences Faculties. Available to JYA/Erasmus students. There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Offering School: Politics and International Relations