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Core Modules List

Core Modules in 2017-18

Click on a module name to see the course outline and to access the booking portal

BOOKINGS FOR ALL MODULES OPEN AFTER THE SSRMC INDUCTION ON 4 OCTOBER

Basic Statistics Stream
Introductions to Software Packages
Specialist Statistics Modules
Elements of Social Science Research
Qualitative Methods
Intensive Modules
Short Courses


Basic Statistics Stream

To book a place on one of these modules, please make a request via the dedicated booking form. 

 

Module start date

Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS) * Mon 23 October 2017
Basic Quantitative Analysis (BQA) * Mon 6 November 2017
Doing Multivariate Analysis (DMA) * Mon 20 November 2017
Further Topics in Multivariate Analysis (FTMA) * Mon 29 January 2018
NB. Intensive versions of these courses also run in Lent Term.
Click on the course links above, for dates and details. 
* multiple series with different start dates available

 

Introductions to Software Packages

 

Module start date

Practical introduction to MATLAB Programming Mon 9 October 2017
Stata Tue 7 November 2017
Microsoft Access: Introduction to Database Design and Use Tue 21 November 2017
Agent-based Modelling with Netlogo

Tue 20 November 2017

Introduction to R
For students who already know SPSS or Stata.

Tues 16 January 2018

 

Specialist Statistics

 

Module start date

Psychometrics Wed 25 October 2017
Power Analysis new  Mon 20 November 2017
Issues in Measurement: Validity and Reliability new Mon 5 February 2018
Time Series Analysis (Intensive) Wed 7 February 2018
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Workshop Thurs 8 February 2018
Factor Analysis Mon 12 February 2018
Meta Analysis Mon 12 February 2018
Social Network Analysis (Intensive) new Wed 14 February 2018
Multilevel Modelling (Intensive) Wed 21 February 2018
Causal Inference in Quantitative Social Research (Intensive) Wed 7 March 2018
Weighting and Imputation new Mon 5 March 2018
Structural Equation Modelling (Intensive) Wed 28 Feb 2018
Secondary Data Analysis new Tue 6 March 2018
Panel Data Analysis (Intensive) Wed 14 March 2018

 

Elements of Social Science Research

 

Module start date

Research Ethics (Michaelmas)

Mon 16 October 2017

Survey Research and Design Mon 5 February 2018
Reading and Understanding Statistics Mon 23 October 2017

Mixed Methods new

Tue 24 October 2017
Experimental Methods Tue 16 Jan 2018
Public Policy Analysis
Mon 29 January 2018
Exploratory Data Analysis and Critiques of Significance Testing
Mon 12 March 2018

 

Qualitative Methods

 

Module start date

Comparative Historical Methods Tue 10 October 2017
Foundations of Qualitative Methods Wed 11 October 2017
Researching Organisations Mon 30 October 2017
Doing Qualitative Interviews Tue 23 January 2018
Conversation and Discourse Analysis Tue 23 January 2018
Ethnographic Methods Tue 20 February 2018
Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Tue 20 February 2018

 

Intensive Modules

These are taught over a full day. They all appear elsewhere on the programme under other headings.

 

Module start date

Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS) Wed 17 January 2018
Basic Quantitative Analysis (BQA) Mon 22 January 2018
Doing Multivariate Analysis (DMA) Wed 24 January 2018
Time Series Analysis Wed 7 February 2018
Social Network Analysis new  Wed 14 February 2018
Multilevel Modelling Wed 21 February 2018
Causal Inference in Quantitative Social Research Wed 28 February 2018
Structural Equation Modelling Wed 7 March 2018
Panel Data Analysis Wed 14 March 2018

 

Short Courses

These modules are all taught in a single session and are under 3 hours long. They all appear elsewhere on the programme under other headings.

 

Module start date

Mixed Methods new Tue 24 October 2017
Power Analysis new  Mon 20 November 2017
Workshop: Using Your Own Data new Mon 27 November 2017
Workshop: Stata and Data new Mon 29 January 2018
Issues in Measurement: Validity and Reliability new Mon 5 February 2018
Secondary Data Analysis new  Wed 6 March 2018
Weighting and Imputation new Mon 5 March 2018
Exploratory Data Analysis and Critiques of Significance Testing Mon 12 March 2018