Introduction to Programming for Social Scientists

Course Code

MAN-15-17/18-P-R

Organised by

The University of Manchester

Presenter

Mr Peter Smyth

Date

22/11/2017

Venue

Cathie Marsh Institute
Humanities Bridgeford Street
University of Manchester

Map

View in Google Maps  (M13 9PL)

Contact

Claire Spencer, 0161 275 4579, claire.spencer@manchester.ac.uk

Description

Objectives

Provide an understanding of what a computer program is and how it must be precisely defined before a computer can understand it.

Appreciate that there are several ‘programming’ tasks which can and should be done before coding begins.

Understand some of the basic programming constructs that can be used to describe programs in words and pictures as well as being used to write actual programming code.

Appreciate the need to test and debug programs and provide an understanding of the processes involved.

Introduce the Python programming language as a means to practice the concepts above and produce a simple working program

 

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. It is assumed that attendees have little or no programming experience.

 

PROGRAMME

Mon 17th

9.45 – 10:00 Registration

10:00– 10:45 Lecture 1

10:45 – 11:00 Practical 1

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee/tea

11:30 – 12:45 Lecture 2

12:45 – 13:15 Practical 2

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 15:15 Lecture 3

15:15 – 15:45 Coffee/tea

15:45 – 16:30 Lecture 4

16:30 – 17:30 Practical 3

Level

Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)

Cost

NCRM Course Fees
£30 - For UK registered postgraduate students
£30.00
NCRM Course Fees
£60 - For staff at UK academic institutions, ESRC funded researchers and registered charity organisations
£60.00
NCRM Course Fees
£220 - For all other participants
£220.00

Website and registration

Region

North West

Keywords

ICT and Software, Quantitative Software, Python, Data Visualisation

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Python
Data Visualisation

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