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.

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 48 hours of contact time and about 102 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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: