Faculty of Arts


Advanced Research Skills

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for POLITICS 769.


Examination of qualitative and quantitative methods of research design, execution, analysis and interpretation. Particular attention is paid to computer-assisted data analysis methods such as Nvivo and SPSS and benefits of employing multiple methods when utilising datasets such as the New Zealand Election Survey and the International Social Survey Programme. Requires the completion of independent research exercises culminating in both a qualitative and quantitative research report. 

Provisional class limits for 2018: Enrolment is limited to 30 students as follows:

  1. Students enrolled in the MPP
  2. Politics postgraduate students, ranked by GPA
  3. All other students, subject to Academic Head approval

Availability 2018

Semester 1



Recommended Reading

Alan Bryman, Social Research Methods, 4th Edition (Oxford University Press).


POLITICS 769: 15.0 points


SOCIOL 701, SOCSCRES 702, 703

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