Quantitative Social Data Analysis

Study Program

Sociology

Year of Study Plan

2021

Lector

Speciality

sociology

Semester

2

Working Program in Ukrainian

Working Program in English

Додаткові матеріали

code

CC06

degree_level

master

Program of Study

Sociology (language of instruction - English)

Course developed in

2021

ECTS credits

8.00

Course type

compulsory

Final control

Exam

Course summary

The course covers key traditional methods of analysis of quantitative empirical data used in everyday practice by sociologists - tabulation (construction and analysis of tables of one-dimensional and multidimensional distributions of attributes), calculation of averages and measures of variation, testing statistical hypotheses (significance of differences of percentages, means, etc.), correlation, regression, cluster, and factor analysis methods. Measurement in sociology, types of scales and correspondence between the types of scales and mathematical methods of analysis are also covered. Lectures are followed by lab classes with the use of statistical software. At the end of the course students submit individual analytical papers which contain computer-based analysis of datasets from real sociological studies.

Language of instruction

English