Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SSI1005: Introduction to Social Data
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following themes:
• Introduction: What is quantitative research?
• Populations and samples
• Social surveys
• Correlation and causation
• Experiments in the social science
• Measurement. Reliability and validity in social science research
• Basic descriptive statistics and data analysis
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity||16.5||11 X 1.5 hour lectures|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activity||12||6 x 2 hour seminars|
|Guided independent study||33||course readings|
|Guided independent study||60||Reading for the take home exam|
|Guided independent study||28.5||Preparation for the test|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).