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MSc Social Statistics: Research Methods Pathway

University of Southampton

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MSc Social Statistics (Research Methods) This pathway is recognised by the ESRC as satisfying postgraduate training course requirements. Students register initially on the PG Dip and, depending on success and requirements, can continue to work towards the MSc. The pathway meets the training needs of researchers applying social statistics methods in social policy, demography, market research and geography. It is suitable for students whose interests lie in the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative social science data. If you plan to analyse complex survey data, courses such as multilevel modelling and analysis of longitudinal methods are relevant. Other options include courses relevant to medical and social statistics. Core modules: Survey design methods Demographic methods 1 Social research methods Research strategy and design Qualitative methods Communication and research skills Generalised linear models Social science data: sources and measurement Optional modules: Survival analysis Bayesian methods Multilevel modelling Measurement errors Sample survey theory Multivariate analysis 1 Multivariate analysis 2 Demographic methods 2 Statistical computing 2 Epidemiological methods Advanced survey sampling Analysis of repeated measures Analysis of longitudinal data Design of experiments Computer intensive statistical methods Contemporary demographic issues Plus a 12,500 - 15,000-word dissertation On successful completion of the MSc programme past students have taken up positions as statisticians in central and local government and in organisations engaged in financial, demographic and survey-based work. Others have become teachers and researchers in higher education, and others have undertaken PhD research. Funding Opportunities Further information on our funding opportunities, including School master's scholarships, can be found at http:www.southampton.ac.uksocscifunding

MSc Social Statistics (Research Methods) This pathway is recognised by the ESRC as satisfying postgraduate training course requirements. Students register initially on the PG Dip and, depending on success and requirements, can continue to work towards the MSc. The pathway meets the training needs of researchers applying social statistics methods in social policy, demography, market research and...

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