Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences Specialization

Starts Dec 18

Methods and Statistics in Social Sciences Specialization

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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5 courses

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Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

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Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Quantitative Methods

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Commitment
    8 weeks, 4-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English, Chinese (Simplified)

    About the Course

    Discover 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
  2. COURSE 2

    Qualitative Research Methods

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Commitment
    8 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In 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
  3. COURSE 3

    Basic Statistics

    Upcoming session: Jan 1
    Commitment
    8 weeks of study, week 1: 3-6 hours; week 2-8: 1-3 hours/week.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Understanding 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
  4. COURSE 4

    Inferential Statistics

    Upcoming session: Jan 1
    Commitment
    7 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Inferential 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
  5. COURSE 5

    Methods and Statistics in Social Science - Final Research Project

    Upcoming session: Jan 15
    Commitment
    6 weeks of project work; week 1-3: 3-5 hours / week; week 4-6: 4 - 8 hours / week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Capstone Project

    The 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

Creators

  • University of Amsterdam

    The University of Amsterdam traces it roots back to 1632, and is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe.

    A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and philosophy. Today, with more than 30,000 students, 5,000 staff and 285 study programmes (Bachelor's and Master's), many of which are taught in English, and a budget of more than 600 million euros, it is one of the largest comprehensive universities in Europe. It is a member of the League of European Research Universities and also maintains intensive contact with other leading research universities around the world.

  • Emiel van Loon

    Emiel van Loon

    Assistant Professor
  • Gerben Moerman

    Gerben Moerman

    Dr.
  • Annemarie Zand Scholten

    Annemarie Zand Scholten

    Assistant Professor
  • Matthijs Rooduijn

    Matthijs Rooduijn

    Dr.

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