Essex Doctoral Training Centre
Quantitative methods are research techniques that focus
on gathering information that is measurable, whether this is
numerical data (statistics) or non-numerical (such as
through surveys). This technique brings objectivity and
reliability into data collection and analysis.
What can I do with quantitative skills?
The ESRC has produced a generic
that explains in more detail what quantitative methods are, dispelling some of
the myths associated with this area of research, and gives examples of the types
of careers available to you.
Quantitative methods training at Essex
We are particularly interested in proposals in quantitative methods. Whether
you have already completed a Masters or are just starting out on your
postgraduate studies, we are looking for strong candidates who have an interest
in this area and are willing to learn.
If you are applying for 1+3 funding, you don't need to have a background in
quantitative methods; the masters will give you all the training you need to
carry out doctoral research.
Supervising your research
Our academic staff are here to help you prepare your proposal to ensure it is
a really high standard.
Look on the department's websites for potential supervisors for the area of
research you are interested in. Make contact with them and discuss your proposal
as part of your application to the University .
Eligible pathways for funding include: