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Unit information: Advanced Quantitative Research project in 2022/23

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Unit name Advanced Quantitative Research project
Unit code GEOGM0025
Credit points 40
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. Wolf
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

The completion of a quantitative dissertation or equivalent training at level H/6

Co-requisites

None

School/department School of Geographical Sciences
Faculty Faculty of Science

Description

This unit provides an opportunity to pursue research work at an advanced level with a clear focus on quantitative social science and data analysis. It builds on both the experience of the Year 3 Dissertation and the year 4 advanced quantitative research methods units but must be substantively different from the previous dissertation. Overlap in the methodological techniques used is permitted. The project is planned in Teaching Block 1 and undertaken in Teaching Block 2, with preparation of a final 12 000 word report typically due in May.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this Unit students should be able to plan and undertake a data analysis project of relevance to their discipline and incorporating substantial use of advanced quantitative research methods.

Teaching details

Independent study and research supported by supervisor

Assessment Details

10,000-15,000 word Project Report 100%

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