Compulsory Module 4: Quantitative Social Research and the Basics of Statistics (5 ECTS-Credits, 2 h)
Prerequisites for registration: successful completion of compulsory module 3
Learning Outcome: The students master the basics of descriptive and inferential statistics and can use this knowledge to answer sociological questions. They are able to carry out descriptive, univariate and bivariate data analyses independently with statistical software, to interpret the results in a sociologically meaningful way and to present them clearly with tables and graphics in research reports and presentations. To test hypotheses, students can perform parametric and non-parametric tests and calculate association measures. Successful completion of the module also enables the critical reception and use of official statistics and social science data in data archives.
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VU Quantitative Social Research and the Basics of Statistics (VU / 2h / 5 ECTS-AP)
Bernadette Müller Kmet
Details of this course

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