Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SSI1002: Programming for the Social Sciences
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Travis Coan (Convenor)
Dr Lewys Brace (Lecturer)
|Available via distance learning|
Advancements in technology have not only led to our society becoming increasingly digital but has also resulted in the emergence of new research methodologies and sources of data. This practical-based module will provide you with both the programming skills and understanding of new research methodologies that is necessary in order conduct cutting-edge social science research using computational methods. Specifically, it will provide you with an introduction to coding in the Python programming language before proceeding to provide you with a working knowledge and understanding of a number of contemporary research methods such as natural language processing, computer simulation, social data analysis.