This event forms part of the University of Essex Teachers and Advisers CPD Week.
Find out how numbers and data are used in research and teaching in sociology, political science and business studies at Essex. Secondary school students who like maths and statistics will enjoy quantitative social science. We show you how and what students learn at the new Essex Q-Step Centre.
Programme for the day:
12.00pm - Registration
12.30pm - Lunch and campus tours
1.30pm - Teaching Sociology with Statistics
Sixth-formers choosing social science and humanities subjects often lack confidence in maths and statistics and those that are taking STEM subjects do not always realise lots of social science is data-driven and quantitative.
In this session Professor Nick Allum, Director of the Essex Q-Step Centre, will demonstrate a range of topics and practical activities used in teaching statistics to undergraduate sociology students of varying backgrounds and abilities.
2.35pm - Tea/coffee break
2.50pm - Quantitative Social Science: Student Prespectives
In this session, current Essex Q-Step students, studying politics, business and sociology, reflect on their journey from sixth-form to university and present examples of statistical analysis that they can now perform in their projects and assignments. The session will conclude with Q+A with staff and students, affording an opportunity for participants to learn more about any topic covered (or not covered) during the rest of the afternoon.
4.00pm - Close
Registration for this event is now open on Eventbrite.
*Please note that this session can be booked on its own or in conjunction with the morning session from the University of Essex Department of Mathematical Sciences.