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Introduction to Programming for Social Scientists
|The University of Manchester|
Mr Peter Smyth
Cathie Marsh Institute
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Claire Spencer, 0161 275 4579, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
There are no prerequisites for this course. It is assumed that attendees have little or no programming experience.
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
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
NCRM Course Fees
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ICT and Software, Quantitative Software, Python, Data Visualisation
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