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SSPS6006: Data Analytics for Social Research

2024 unit information

Social science research abounds with data of different nature, sources, and forms. In many situations, available data can be summarised and analysed quantitatively to identify trends, uncover patterns, or test hypotheses. This unit presents fundamental ideas behind modern data analytics and provides students with hands-on experience of analysing social science data. First, we cover data manipulation, data cleaning, and basic visualisation. We will then move on to the methods of exploratory data analysis and finding patterns in data. The unit will conclude with an introduction to statistical inference, linear regression analysis and its limitations for causal analysis.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Government and International Relations

Code SSPS6006
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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