Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SPA3002: Quantitative Research with Microsoft Excel
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:
- Research questions, variables and hypotheses.
- Populations and samples.
- Experiments in the social sciences.
- Survey research and polls.
- Descriptive statistics.
- Data visualisation and graphs.
Lectures will be complemented by practical sessions which will focus on teaching hands-on skills including data entry and basic analysis using Microsoft Excel.
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 activities||22||11 x 2 hour lectures / practical sessions|
|Guided independent studies||36||Course readings|
|Guided independent study||54||Reading/research for the report|
|Guided independent study||38||Preparation for the test|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
Electronic Library http://as.exeter.ac.uk/library/resources/e-resources/elibrary/ and select the following resource subject: General or resource type: Reference resources (Sage Research Methods Online)