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Doing Social Survey Research

Postgraduate | MAQ-SOCX8015 | 2024

Previously MAQ-SOCX830

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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Doing Social Survey Research

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Understand the link between quantitative research design, survey procedure and statistical analysis.
    2. Understand quantitative social science research critically.
    3. Analyse survey data using appropriate statistical models.
    4. Carry out a statistical analysis using R.
    5. Interpret statistical outputs in plain language.
    6. Conduct original research using quantitative research methods.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-SOCX830 (Not currently available)


Admission to MPSP or MPASR or GradCertPASR or GradDipPASR (OUA)
NCCW (pre-2020 units) SGY889, SOC830, SOCX830
NCCW (2020 and onwards) SOCI 8015 Doing Social Survey Research

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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