Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSI3019: Quantitative Dissertation

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 30 ECTS Value 15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Susan Banducci (Convenor)


SSI1005 (formerly SOC1004/POL1008), SSI1006 (formerly SOC1041/POL1041), SSI2005 (formerly SOC2077/POL2077), SSI2004 (Research Design in the Social Sciences).

Available via distance learning


The aim of the dissertation is to give you the opportunity to display your abilities in the collection, organization, analysis, and communication of an original piece of quantitative research. With guidance from academic staff at the Q-Step Centre, as well as experts in your respective disciplines (criminology, politics, or sociology), you will develop an appropriate research question and pursue independent, empirical research on an area of social science corresponding to your personal interests. In addition to consolidating your research methods and quantitative analysis skills, you will gain in-depth knowledge of a particular topic corresponding the areas of criminology, politics and international relations, or sociology. This is a unique opportunity to apply the theoretical and methodological knowledge acquired during the first two years of your degree to a research question that excites and fascinates you.

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