Introduction to Quantitative Research (829N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module provides you with an understanding of descriptive statistics and statistical inference as used in the social sciences.
Computer-room tutorials introduce you to the use of SPSS (a leading statistical software package). Through hands-on practice, you develop skills in statistical analysis relevant to social sciences research. You also cover descriptive statistics, including methods for exploratory qualitative analysis.
Lectures provide an introduction to the theoretical and practical elements of each topic. They also offer opportunities for further discussion and clarification.


46%: Lecture
8%: Practical (Workshop)
46%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Computer-based examination, Observation)

Contact hours and workload

We’re currently reviewing contact hours for modules and will update with further information as soon as it is available.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: