|1.||demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a broad range of quantitative methods applicable to their field;|
|2.||critically analyse the validity of a range of quantitative research methods and their applicability to research problems in their field, including the designs of research studies;|
|3.||apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to use and evaluate a broad range of quantitative research methods in the design of a substantial research-based piece of scholarship;|
|4.||demonstrate skills in the gathering, management, analysis, evaluation and interpretation of a broad range of quantitative data;|
|5.||demonstrate an advanced understanding and use of complex sample surveys, and questionnaire design;|
|6.||demonstrate ability to use SPSS Statistics software for exploratory data analysis (parametric/nonparametric) and hypothesis testing; and|
|7.||present to an interdisciplinary audience a coherent and sustained argument justifying their choice of quantitative research methodologies and methods for a specific project, using high level communication and technical skills and awareness of ethical issues.|
|Assignment||Four short assignments focussing on methods and techniques (2000 words in total)||40%|
|Presentation||Seminar Presentation following critical review of other studies (1000 word equivalent)||20%|
|Essay||Final Essay in which student to apply quantitative methods to their own research proposal (2000-2500 words)||40%|
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