• Offered by ANU Centre for Social Research Methods
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Social Research
  • Areas of interest Sociology, Criminology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Karuna Reddy
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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This course is designed 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 use a major computer statistical software package such as Stata to apply the methods to survey data and to interpret and discuss the results of their data analysis.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. construct a research question using theory and data;
  2. justify the use of a particular technique;
  3. present and interpret statistical research results; and,
  4. use statistical software such as Stata to conduct a range of multivariate statistical techniques.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Online quizzes, x 3 (15% each for a total of 45%) (45) [LO 2,3,4]
  2. Research Poster Assignment, max poster size A0 paper or equivalent (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Poster project presentation (5 mins and 5 mins question time) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 12 hours of lectures and 24 hours of computer lab.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Bachelor of Arts Honours (HARTS or HART2), Bachelor of Criminology Honours (HCRIM), Bachelor of International Relations Honours (HIR), Bachelor of Music Honours (HMUSI), Bachelor of Political Science Honours (HPLSC), Bachelor of Policy Studies (HPOLS), Bachelor of Asian Studies Honours (HASIA),Bachelor of International Security Studies (Honours) (HINSS), Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) - Asia and the Pacific (APASP) or completion of 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy Honours (Arts) (APHAR or APNAR). You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed SOCR8002

Prescribed Texts

not required

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4110
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6690 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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