Social Sciences Research Methods Programme course timetable
Monday 26 October 2020
10:00 
This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:

This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:


11:30 
Reading and Understanding Statistics
Finished
This module is for students who don’t plan to use quantitative methods in their own research, but who need to be able to read and understand published research using quantitative methods. You will learn how to interpret graphs, frequency tables and multivariate regression results, and to ask intelligent questions about sampling, methods and statistical inference. The module is aimed at complete beginners, with no prior knowledge of statistics or quantitative methods. 
14:00 
This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:

16:00 
This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:

Tuesday 27 October 2020
12:30 
With such a large variety of qualitative research methods to choose from, creating a research design can be confusing and difficult without a sufficiently informed overview. This module aims to provide an overview by introducing qualitative data collection and analysis methods commonly used in social science research. The module provides a foundation for other SSRMP qualitative methods modules such as ethnography, discourse analysis, interviews, or diary research. Knowing what is ‘out there’ will help a researcher purposefully select further modules to study on, provide readings to deepen knowledge on specific methods, and will facilitate a more informed research design that contributes to successful empirical research. NB. This module has video content that needs watching prior to the advertised start date. Please register on the module's Moodle page by 12th October, 2020 
Wednesday 28 October 2020
10:00 
he course offers an introduction to critical approaches to discourse analysis with a focus on linking theory with method. The topic will be approached from a broadly Foucauldian angle, considering discourse: “as groups of signs signifying elements referring to contents of representations, but as practices that systematically form the objects of which they speak.” The emphasis of the two lectures will be less upon what is known as ‘conversation analysis’ or ‘content analysis’ and more on text and speech as social practices that create reality rather than reflect it. In the first session, we will discuss the theoretical ideas behind discourse analysis – focusing especially on the Foucauldian approach. In the second lecture, we will not only dive into methodological discussions but also apply the method in class by analysing a number of texts with support of a qualitative text analysis software. Session 1: The origins of critical discourse analysis (the Frankfurt school, Foucault, poststructuralism, feminism); how theoretical backgrounds shape research design 
This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:


This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:


14:00 
This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:

16:00 
This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:

Monday 2 November 2020
10:00 
This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:

This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:


11:30 
Reading and Understanding Statistics
Finished
This module is for students who don’t plan to use quantitative methods in their own research, but who need to be able to read and understand published research using quantitative methods. You will learn how to interpret graphs, frequency tables and multivariate regression results, and to ask intelligent questions about sampling, methods and statistical inference. The module is aimed at complete beginners, with no prior knowledge of statistics or quantitative methods. 
14:00 
This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:

16:00 
This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:

Tuesday 3 November 2020
12:30 
With such a large variety of qualitative research methods to choose from, creating a research design can be confusing and difficult without a sufficiently informed overview. This module aims to provide an overview by introducing qualitative data collection and analysis methods commonly used in social science research. The module provides a foundation for other SSRMP qualitative methods modules such as ethnography, discourse analysis, interviews, or diary research. Knowing what is ‘out there’ will help a researcher purposefully select further modules to study on, provide readings to deepen knowledge on specific methods, and will facilitate a more informed research design that contributes to successful empirical research. NB. This module has video content that needs watching prior to the advertised start date. Please register on the module's Moodle page by 12th October, 2020 
Wednesday 4 November 2020
10:00 
This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:

This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:


14:00 
This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:

16:00 
This is an introductory course for students who have little or no prior training in statistics. The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn:

Thursday 5 November 2020
12:00 
This module is shared with Geography. Students from the Department of Geography MUST book places on this course via the Department; any bookings made by Geography students via the SSRMC portal will be cancelled. This workshop series aims to provide introductory training on Geographical Information Systems. Material covered includes the construction of geodatabases from a range of data sources, geovisualisation and mapping from geodatasets, rasterbased modeling and presentation of maps and charts and other geodata outputs. Each session will start with an introductory lecture followed by practical exercises using GIS software. 
Monday 9 November 2020
10:00 
Basic Quantitative Analysis (BQA2)
Finished
Building upon the univariate techniques introduced in the Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS) module, these sessions aim to provide students with a thorough understanding of statistical methods designed to test associations between two variables (bivariate statistics). Students will learn about the assumptions underlying each test, and will receive practical instruction on how to generate and interpret bivariate results using Stata. It introduces students to four of the most commonly used statistical tests in the social sciences: correlation, chisquare tests, ttests, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to apply these techniques to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn the following techniques:
As well as viewing the prerecorded mini lectures via Moodle and attending the live lab sessions, students are expected to do a few hours of independent study each week. 
Basic Quantitative Analysis (BQA1)
Finished
Building upon the univariate techniques introduced in the Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS) module, these sessions aim to provide students with a thorough understanding of statistical methods designed to test associations between two variables (bivariate statistics). Students will learn about the assumptions underlying each test, and will receive practical instruction on how to generate and interpret bivariate results using Stata. It introduces students to four of the most commonly used statistical tests in the social sciences: correlation, chisquare tests, ttests, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to apply these techniques to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn the following techniques:
As well as viewing the prerecorded mini lectures via Moodle and attending the live lab sessions, students are expected to do a few hours of independent study each week. 

11:30 
Reading and Understanding Statistics
Finished
This module is for students who don’t plan to use quantitative methods in their own research, but who need to be able to read and understand published research using quantitative methods. You will learn how to interpret graphs, frequency tables and multivariate regression results, and to ask intelligent questions about sampling, methods and statistical inference. The module is aimed at complete beginners, with no prior knowledge of statistics or quantitative methods. 
14:00 
Basic Quantitative Analysis (BQA1)
Finished
Building upon the univariate techniques introduced in the Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS) module, these sessions aim to provide students with a thorough understanding of statistical methods designed to test associations between two variables (bivariate statistics). Students will learn about the assumptions underlying each test, and will receive practical instruction on how to generate and interpret bivariate results using Stata. It introduces students to four of the most commonly used statistical tests in the social sciences: correlation, chisquare tests, ttests, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to apply these techniques to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn the following techniques:
As well as viewing the prerecorded mini lectures via Moodle and attending the live lab sessions, students are expected to do a few hours of independent study each week. 
15:00 
Researching Organisations
Finished
This course provides an introduction to some of the methodological issues involved in researching organisations. Drawing on examples of studies carried out in a wide range of different types of organisation, the aim will be to explore practical strategies to overcome some of the problems that are typically encountered in undertaking such studies. 
16:00 
Basic Quantitative Analysis (BQA2)
Finished
Building upon the univariate techniques introduced in the Foundations in Applied Statistics (FiAS) module, these sessions aim to provide students with a thorough understanding of statistical methods designed to test associations between two variables (bivariate statistics). Students will learn about the assumptions underlying each test, and will receive practical instruction on how to generate and interpret bivariate results using Stata. It introduces students to four of the most commonly used statistical tests in the social sciences: correlation, chisquare tests, ttests, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The module is divided between prerecorded minilectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and handson live practical sessions in Zoom, in which you will learn how to apply these techniques to analyse real data using the statistical package, Stata. You will learn the following techniques:
As well as viewing the prerecorded mini lectures via Moodle and attending the live lab sessions, students are expected to do a few hours of independent study each week. 