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Updates - UCU Strike Action

Get updates and information about which SSRMC modules are likely to be affected by upcoming UCU strike action, in February and March 2018.

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Skill Check

What is the Skill Check and why do I have to take it? The SSRMC Skill Check is an online multiple-choice test, which assesses competence levels in basic statistics. The results are used for one purpose only: to make sure our students take the Basic Statistics Stream (BSS) modules suited to their skill level.

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Basic Statistics Stream Modules - How to Book

Our Basic Statistics Stream modules (for University of Cambridge students, only) use a different booking system to our other Core Modules. Prospective students for these modules should apply using the dedicated booking form.

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Module Preparation

Advice on how to get the most from our modules.

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Most SSRMC lecturers use Moodle to make teaching resources available before, during, and/or after classes, and to make announcements. You may also be asked to use Moodle to upload assignments, complete weekly quizzes, or take end-of-module tests.

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External Participants

Nearly all of our courses are open to postgraduate students, researchers, academics, and members of other external organisations.

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An interdisciplinary centre providing research methods training to University of Cambridge staff and postgraduate students at MPhil and PhD level. Our courses cover qualitative, and quantitative research methods, from basic training to advanced statistical analysis.​

  • Basic Statistics
  • Specialist Statistics
  • Introductions to Statistical Software Packages
  • Elements of Social Science Research

A selection of our courses are also available to external participants.

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Barcelona Summer School in Survey Methodology (25 June - 6 July, 2018)

May 21, 2018

The Barcelona Summer School in Survey Methodology is a two-week intensive program covering diverse topics on survey methodology and advanced statistical analysis of survey data, running from 25 June to 6 July, 2018.

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