Quant for Qual Researchers
This course is aimed at researchers and teachers who have previously mostly worked in the qualitative tradition of research, but wish to understand or begin to research in the quantitative tradition. It assumes no more than a lay knowledge of quantitative methods (such as surveys or polling) and will take participants on a journey from the methodological and epistemological foundations of quantitative methods, through design, sampling and principles of analysis. No prior statistical knowledge is required and the course will mostly follow a problem based learning approach.
The course covers:
Basic understanding of qualitative methods. Prior knowledge of SPSS is not required.
Williams, M (2003) Making Sense of Social Research. London: Sage.
De Vaus, D (2013) Surveys in Social Research. 6th edition. London: Allen & Unwin.
By the end of the course participants will:
9th January 2018 – 11th January 2018
Dr Luke Sloan and Professor Malcolm Williams
309 Regent Street, University of Westminster
9th January - Introduction.
What are quantitative methods and what they can and cannot do. The qualitative quantitative journey and back again. Designing research.
10th January - (AM)Introduction to sampling. Secondary sources of data. Questionnaire design. Scaling.
10th January - (PM) Introduction to SPSS, graphs and descriptive statistics.
11th January - Bivariate statistics.
More details to follow
The fee per day is:
All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.Â They do not include travel and accommodation costs.
Full refund for cancellation three weeks before the course, NO refunds can be made after this date.