Core Module Information
Module title: Quantitative Research

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SSC08108
Module leader: Sarah Anderson
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science

Requisites: Pre-requisite: [Module SSC07103] Understanding Social Science Research

Description of module content:

This module is designed to help you gain practical experience of planning and executing quantitative research. In particular, you will learn how to design quantitative research and how to analyse data using basic statistical techniques. You will gain practical experience of designing a research project, designing a questionnaire, and analysing data. The content of this module is demanding, but also rewarding. The strong emphasis on “learning by doing” aims to provide a firm framework within which to develop skills such as project planning, proposal writing, digital and numerical literacy, team work and oral communication that should prove highly transferable with respect to your future career.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Describe the steps in planning and executing a research project in the social sciences.

LO2: Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a range of research designs.

LO3: Apply appropriate methodologies to answer a research question.

LO4: Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of a range of quantitative techniques.

LO5: Describe data using appropriate graphs and descriptive statistics.

LO6: Select the appropriate statistical test for use on different types of quantitative data.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Sarah Anderson
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 167
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 70 1,2,3,4,5,6 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Class Test 30 1,2,3,4,5,6 12 HOURS= 00.30, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SSC08108 Quantitative Research