- Code SOCR8002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Social Research
- Areas of interest Population Studies, Social Research, Statistics
- Academic career Postgraduate
- AsPr Edith Gray
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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This course aims to equip participants with the necessary skills to analyse large survey data sets to answer research and policy questions. Students will be introduced to a number of multivariate statistical methods for analysing numeric, categorical and censored data as well as techniques for analysing event-history data. Methods covered include multinomial logistic regression, survival analysis and cox regression. Participants will learn to use a computer statistical software package such as SPSS to apply the methods to survey data and to interpret and discuss the results of their data analysis. Teaching is provided through lectures, tutorials and computer training sessions. This course will provide students with the skills necessary to undertake, or assess, complex quantitative research.
By the end of this course, you should be able to
- Formulate a research question.
- Undertake multivariate statistical analysis appropriate to stated research question.
- Construct an argument using theory and data.
- Choose appropriate methods for presenting research results.
- Evaluate research conducted using statistical analysis.
Indicative AssessmentPoster assignment (20%); Written assignment (25%); Tutorial/Lab exercises (three) (15%); Literature summary (5%); Final exam (35%).
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WorkloadTeaching is provided through one ninety minute lecture and one ninety minute tutorial / computer training session.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsLecture notes will be supplied in class. There is no set text. Students are expected to consult external texts and readings where necessary for assessment.
While a pass in SOCR8001 Statistics for Social Scientists is the minimum requirement to enrol in this course, we recommend that students with less than 70% in SOCR8001 Statistics for Social Scientists seek further advice from the course convenor before enrolling.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 2
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|3461||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person|