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Quantitative Research Methods, Data Collection and Analysis

Explore quantitative research methods and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the approach.

Quantitative Research Methods, Data Collection and Analysis
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study8 hours

Identify the key to precise data analysis

This course will enable you to discover the pros and cons of quantitative research methods and the techniques for collecting and analysing quantitative data.

You will gain knowledge using a scientific approach to research and will learn more about quantifiable data and how to identify errors in data via practical demonstrations in order to glean useful data outcomes.

You’ll also discover different ways of communicating your research findings visually, be it via either tabular, graphical or numerical display of data.

What topics will you cover?

  • Definition of quantitative methods
  • Pros and cons of quantitative methods
  • Creating a survey
  • Data analysis with EXCEL
  • Validity and reliability of data
  • Visual presentation of data

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore quantitative research methods
  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of the approach
  • Assess different data collection techniques
  • Explore data analysis techniques
  • Assess data validity and reliability

Who is the course for?

This course is for people interested in exploring different methods of data collection and the various approaches to data analysis.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

I am senior lecturer in disaster management at Coventry University. I am interested in pedagogy for emergency and crisis response training/exercises and risk communication.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established1992
  • LocationCoventry