Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SSI2007: Data Analysis in Social Science 3
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Alexey Bessudnov (Convenor)
SSI1005 and SSI1006
|Available via distance learning|
Basic knowledge of statistics and data analysis is often not enough for dealing with more complicated problems in the social sciences, as well as in market research, applied policy analysis, and data-driven journalism. This module introduces you to more advanced techniques for social data analysis using the statistical programming language R and the tidyverse framework (or alternatively Python and pandas). These techniques are especially useful while working with large and “messy” data sets. While some statistical theory is covered in this module, the discussion of statistical concepts is generally non-mathematical and intuitive and is based on numerous examples from social sciences. The module assumes familiarity with basic descriptive statistics and linear regression analysis.