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

To study this module you will need the learning equivalent to the module listed or have passed this module

SSC07103 Understanding Social Science Research
Examples of Equivalent Learning :
Introductory research methods and statistics (SCQF level 7)

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, and oral communication that should prove highly transferable with respect to your future career.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Describe the steps in planning and executing a research project in the social sciences
L02: Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a range of research designs
L03: 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