Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences Specialization
Critically Analyze Research and Results Using R. Learn to recognize sloppy science, perform solid research and do appropriate data analysis.
About This Specialization
Identify interesting questions, analyze data sets, and correctly interpret results to make solid, evidence-based decisions. This Specialization covers research methods, design and statistical analysis for social science research questions. In the final Capstone Project, you’ll apply the skills you learned by developing your own research question, gathering data, and analyzing and reporting on the results using statistical methods.
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- No prior experience required.
Quantitative MethodsCurrent session: Mar 12
- 8 weeks, 4-5 hours/week
- English, Chinese (Simplified)
About the CourseDiscover the principles of solid scientific methods in the behavioral and social sciences. Join us and learn to separate sloppy science from solid research! This course will cover the fundamental principles of science, some history and philo
Qualitative Research MethodsUpcoming session: Apr 9
- 8 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
About the CourseIn this course you will be introduced to the basic ideas behind the qualitative research in social science. You will learn about data collection, description, analysis and interpretation in qualitative research. Qualitative research often involves an i
Basic StatisticsUpcoming session: Mar 26
- 8 weeks of study, week 1: 3-6 hours; week 2-8: 1-3 hours/week.
About the CourseUnderstanding statistics is essential to understand research in the social and behavioral sciences. In this course you will learn the basics of statistics; not just how to calculate them, but also how to evaluate them. This course will also pre
Inferential StatisticsUpcoming session: Mar 26
- 7 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
About the CourseInferential statistics are concerned with making inferences based on relations found in the sample, to relations in the population. Inferential statistics help us decide, for example, whether the differences between groups that we see in our data ar
Methods and Statistics in Social Science - Final Research ProjectUpcoming session: Jun 4
- 6 weeks of project work; week 1-3: 3-5 hours / week; week 4-6: 4 - 8 hours / week
About the Capstone ProjectThe Final Research Project consists of a research study that you will perform in collaboration with fellow learners. Together you will formulate a research hypothesis and design, come up with operationalizations, create manipulation and mea
Emiel van Loon
Annemarie Zand Scholten
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