A Friendly Introduction to Quantitative Methods


07/06/2022 - 08/06/2022

Organised by:

University of Essex: Institute for Social and Economic Research


Dr Amy Clair


Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)


Janice Webb janice@essex.ac.uk / Paul Clarke pclarke@essex.ac.uk


Run online by University of Essex


The aim of this course is to introduce students and researchers who have little to no quantitative training to the key concepts in quantitative methods in an accessible way. It is targeted at those who are writing theses/papers based on qualitative or review methods but who want to include some quantitative analysis and/or to be confident when reading and incorporating quantitative research. It is particularly aimed at encouraging people who find quantitative methods intimidating or unwelcoming. For those that enjoy the course it may act as a basis for further quantitative training.

The course it is two mornings and will equate to one teaching day for payment purposes.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Have greater understanding of and confidence in engaging with quantitative work
  • Have knowledge of the key concepts involved in quantitative analysis
  • Have been introduced to key sources of data and quantitative software options


• £30 per day for students • £60 per day for staff working for academic institutions, Research Councils and other recognised research institutions, registered charity organisations and the public sector • £100 per day for all other participants

Website and registration:


South East


Quantitative Approaches (other), Data types,Key terms and definitions in quantitative research,Common notation,Assumptions,Causality,Types of quantitative analysis,Reading quantitative research,Brief introduction to data sources and software

Related publications and presentations:

Quantitative Approaches (other)

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