Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ209 | 2024
Quantitative Methods for Social Research
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 26 Aug 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
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Quantitative Methods for Social Research
About this subject
After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- explain in depth basic concepts of measurement of data, sampling distributions and variability
- demonstrate how to operate data management and statistical software in order to manipulate data and generate statistical output
- select the correct descriptive and inferential analysis based on the type of data, data assumptions and the research question given
- interpret tables and other statistical output in the context of analysis (determining the correct next step in a procedure) and to answer the research question (being able to translate statistical material for a reader)
- report statistical findings appropriately.
- Introduction to statistics
- Visualising Data
- Describing data
- Inferential statistics
- Overview and Revision
This subject was previously known as Statistics for Social Research.
This subject provides a solid introduction to applied statistics for students in criminal justice and related fields. The subject covers both descriptive and inferential statistics, and students learn to use Microsoft Excel for statistical analysis.
Students in this subject will be taught to identify when certain statistical techniques are appropriate, and how to perform, interpret and present these analyses. This will enable students to be more discerning consumers of the research literature and also prepare them to carry out their own research projects. Students will be taught to analyse data using Microsoft Excel. These skills are highly sought after by employers.
Students should not enrol in this subject if they have completed 1003PSY Research Methods and Statistics and 2009CCJ / CCJ29 Statistics for Social Research.
- Research log (x10) (30%)
- Research project report (40%)
- Final exam (30%)
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You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
GRF-CCJ29 (Not currently available)
This is not an introductory subject, it is a second year subject. You should complete a number of other first or second year subjects. Students who have completed more than 2 OUA units (GPA 4.0+) and are planning on completing the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice are strongly encouraged to enrol in the degree. Part of this process will involve registering your study plan with Griffith University, which will help to ensure that you are studying the required units.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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What to study next?
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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