Research and Data Design and Collection


Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

The aim of this course is to equip enrollees with the skills and knowledge to engage with empirical research either directly as a researcher, or as a policy maker critically engaging with the most recent research.
Designing a quantitative research project
Incorporating qualitative insights
Principles of sampling
Principles of survey design
Using administrative and linked datasets
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion, enrollees will have the knowledge and skills to:
Specify a research question related to the policy process that is answerable using empirical methods
Communicate and critique existing research in a rigorous manner
Understand the assumptions, strengths and limitations of the main empirical techniques for policy design
Understand the different forms of sampling design and their strengths/limitations
Design or critique a survey or data collection methodology
Micro-credential stack information
This micro-credential may be undertaken as a stand-alone course.

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