• 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
    • Dr Markus Hahn
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2022
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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, nominal and ordinal data. Methods covered include Ordinary Least Squares regression, multinomial and ordinal logistic regression, and principal component and factor analysis. 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 (x3) (15% each; total 45%) (45) [LO 2,3,4]
  2. Presentation on poster project (5 minutes for presentation; 5 minutes for questions) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Research poster assignment (40) [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 Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Honours (HMECA), 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

There is no set text. Students are expected to consult external texts and readings where necessary for assessment.

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4200
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6412 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In Person N/A

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