Postgraduate Module Descriptor
SSIM906: Quantitative Dissertation
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
To enable you to write an extended piece of independent writing, around a topic of your own choosing using some of the quantitative data-analytic tools you became acquainted with during the programme (e.g., methods for causal inference, Bayesian econometrics, network analysis, text-mining and analysis techniques), in communication with key experts in your chosen area. It will allow you to demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge in a particular subject area of professional or intellectual interest. The dissertation will be a mark of your ability to express yourself in writing.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate knowledge in depth of a specialised subject area (may include a specific statistical technique)|
2. Design an individual research programme, incorporating appropriate quantitative social science research methods
3. Collate and analyse primary or secondary data related to a subject discipline from appropriate sources.
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. Assimilate and critically analyse data from an appropriate range of sources, from primary or secondary data sets|
5. Develop cogent argument and apply appropriate statistical techniques
6. Communicate complex information and ideas effectively in writing.
|Personal and Key Skills||7. Use IT for information retrieval and presentation.|
8. Manage own work