Quantitative Methods for Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (839N1)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring teaching

This module provides you with training in quantitative methods. It's offered to students who already have some familiarity with elementary statistics.
You cover methods including multivariate (e.g. factor and cluster) analysis and regression (e.g. linear and non linear) analysis. You'll also gain an understanding of the main issues that can arise in applied quantitative studies.
We equip you with methodological skills to read, interpret and produce quantitative research. You'll be able to use these both within and outside academia (e.g. consultancy reports, policy-evaluation documents).
Your lectures provide an introduction to the theoretical and practical elements of each method. In hands-on tutorials, you're guided through a set of practical exercises on the statistical software STATA.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 106 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

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: