Quantitative Methodology Support Scheme
As part of the Optional Courses Program for Postgraduate Research Students the Faculty is pleased to offer a new service providing one to one consultation and support to students undertaking quantitative projects as part of their thesis work. The support will be provided by Dr Jung-Sook Lee who is an academic member of staff with expertise in the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of quantitative research and will take the form of an initial one to one consultation of up to 2 hours with the option of up to 3 further hours to be utilized if required during the course of the year.
Consultations and support cover a range of areas, for example:
- Using quantitative data to support your empirical projects
- Making sense of quantitative results in reviewing literature
- Basic concepts of quantitative design and analysis
- Integrating quantitative data in mixed method design
- Selecting and constructing research instruments, including surveys
- Ensuring validity and reliability in quantitative research
- Presenting descriptive statistics
- Conducting inferential analysis
- Correlation and interpretations
- Hypothesis testing
- Nonparametric Tests of Significance
- Basic data analysis using SPSS
- Advanced data analysis using SPSS and other software
Who is eligible?
Postgraduate research students enrolled in Masters or PhD programs in FASS. Consultations are open to students at all stages of their quantitative research including project design, data collection and analysis, and writing up.
How to apply
Application requires the completion of an expression of interest form, which sets out the proposed project, progress already made, and the nature of assistance required. Sign off on the application by Supervisors is required.
Applications are submitted to the FASS Postgraduate Research Optional Course Program Coordinator, Dr Leanne Dowse, L.Dowse@unsw.edu.au.
Applicants will be notified of the acceptance or otherwise of their Expression of Interest and an initial consultation time arranged. It is anticipated this will occur within two to four weeks of the application being received depending on demand.
For more information contact
Dr Leanne Dowse
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052 Australia
phone: +61 2 9385 8090
fax: +61 2 9385 1492