In the explosive growth of social science statistical methods, it is easy to forget that quantitative social research rests on logical foundations that cut across specific techniques. This unit teaches the 'causal logic' and some of the basic statistical techniques used in survey analysis. It provides students with basic skills in survey design and quantitative data analysis. The objectives are: to allow students to become more critical consumers of research findings in the mass media and in scholarly journals; to develop their own research questions and collectively design and administer a survey; to employ quantitative techniques to analyse data collected from their own survey in order to answer their research questions.
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