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SCLG3702: Social Inquiry: Quantitative Methods

2024 unit information

This unit enables students to acquire skills in a range of quantitative research methods in the social sciences. They learn about censuses and surveys as foundational methods of quantitative research, then move to statistical analyses of quantitative data. No prior university-level mathematical training is assumed, though a basic grasp of simple algebra acquired through upper-level study of maths at high school is expected.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Arts and Social Sciences

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Sociology and Criminology
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Sociology or 12 credit points of (HSBH1003 or OCCP2087 or OCCP2088 or OCCP2085 or OCCP1097 or OCCP1096) or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Criminology
SCLG2632 or SCLG3603
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand how social science data is created
  • LO2. utilise social science data to make arguments
  • LO3. understand how social scientists use data in applied settings.
  • LO4. become self-directed in the acquisition and use of data
  • LO5. apply social science data to real-world social problems

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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