- Code SOCR4002
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- construct a research question using theory and data;
- justify the use of a particular technique;
- present and interpret statistical research results; and
- use statistical software such as Stata to conduct a range of multivariate statistical techniques.
- Online quizzes (x3) (15% each; total 45%) (45) [LO 2,3,4]
- Presentation on poster project (5 minutes for presentation; 5 minutes for questions) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research poster assignment (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Workload130 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
Requisite and Incompatibility
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