NCRM, University of Southampton
Dr Luke Sloan and Professor Malcolm Williams
08/01/2019 - 10/01/2019
Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff University, Cardiff
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Training and Capacity Building Co-ordinator
National Centre for Research Methods
University of Southampton
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:
- The epistemological and methodological basis of quantitative methods and its challenges.
- Basic research design and quantitative – qualitative integration
- Introduction to sampling
- Introduction to questionnaire design and basic scaling
- Secondary analysis of existing data
- Introduction to basic analysis techniques and significance
By the end of the course participants will:
- Understand the reasoning underlying quantitative methods and their role in a pluralist approach to research
- Learn about basic design issues and how these inform methodological choices
- Be introduced to basic sampling decisions and techniques
- Learn how to go about designing a questionnaire and measure through simple scales
- Be aware of the possibilities of using existing data to answer research questions
- Learn about univariate and bivariate analysis
- Understand the concepts of central tendency and dispersion
- Learn how to use some simple descriptive statistics
Researchers or teachers of qualitative methods. The course caters for academics, or researchers in the government or third sector. It is open to all levels from early career researchers to experienced qualitative researchers.
Basic understanding of qualitative methods. Prior knowledge of SPSS is not required.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
The fee per teaching day is:
• £30 per day for UK/EU registered students
• £60 per day for staff at UK/EU academic institutions, UK/EU Research Councils researchers, UK/EU public sector staff and staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions.
• £220 per day for all other participants
All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.
Full refund available 2 weeks prior to the course, no refunds are possible after this date.
Website and registration
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Epistemology, Sampling , Questionnaire design, Descriptive Statistics, SPSS, Methodological Pluralism
, Research Design
, Descriptive Statistics
, Quantitative Analysis
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