Develop a range of highly useful skills in handling data during this online Quantitative Social Research unit offered by Open Universities Australia and Griffith University. Understanding quantitative research, and how to analyse and interpret quantitative data, is particularly important to students in the field of criminology, as the subject is so inherently research-driven.
Gaining an understanding of the complexities of making sense of quantitative data will enable you to effectively carry out your own research, and to make sense of your results. It will also help you to deepen your understanding of academic journal articles and other work based around statistical analysis – one study found that seventy-three per cent of criminology journal articles included the use of multivariate statistics.
Develop an understanding of multivariate statistics, and become familiar with multiple and logistic regressions. You will learn to use the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) effectively, a skill that is useful in quantitative research across the social sciences.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
Master of Forensic Mental Health
Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Areas of study
In this Quantitative Social Research unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction to multivariate statistics
Data cleaning and screening for multivariate analyses
Multiple regression – introduction
Logistic regression – introduction
Logistic regression – part two
Exploratory factor analysis
Review and questions
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Master of Forensic Mental Health, Griffith University
This unit is an elective option in the following course:
Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will enable you to develop a selection of data analysis skills that will be highly useful, particularly if you pursue a career in criminology or social research. You will become familiar with data cleaning processes, and will be proficient in using SPSS, which is the standard statistical software used across criminology and psychology research, as well as in academic work in other social sciences.
The skills and understanding gained during this unit will not only be invaluable in undertaking your own research, but will also be useful in helping you to understand academic work carried out and reported by others.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Quantitative Social Research from Griffith University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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