MG2i Course Code: MG2I-C0665
Official Course Title: Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
The unit will equip learners with knowledge on data analysis techniques and procedures.
In the first part, a brief introduction on the quantitative research process is given. This includes the delineating the major milestones and steps involved when conducting quantitative research, as well as writing research questions and formulating hypotheses.
The second part of the course deals with identifying appropriate statistical test of hypotheses. Learners will be guided on how to choose the best statistical test of hypotheses to test various hypotheses given the properties of their data. Both parametric and non-parametric tests are introduced. Some of the most common tests are illustrated on SPSS.
A sound appreciation of the basics of Quantitative Research Methods will pave the way for those who are involved in the design, implementation and interpretation of quantitative research studies. Positions in industry which require an understanding of quantitative research methods include those in Marketing, Commerce, Logistics, Purchasing etc.
Structure and Assessment
Course delivery is face-to-face lessons along with practical assignments where applicable.
Duration – 15hrs
Note: Additional hours as directed by the Lecturer need to be dedicated by way of Self-Study / Research / Assignments / Projects / Presentations / Group-Work or similar.
This unit will be assessed through one take-home assignment. The assessment should consist of a small quantitative research project which includes the analysis of data using techniques covered in the unit.
LO1 Carry out the quantitative research process.
LO2 Identify and apply appropriate statistical methods to test hypotheses.
LO3 Implement common parametric statistical tests of hypotheses on SPSS.
LO4 Implement common non-parametric statistical tests of hypotheses on SPSS.
A full MQF Level 4 Qualification
Applicants who do not meet all the minimum eligibility criteria, and who have attained the age of 21 years, may submit an application under the maturity clause. A Curriculum Vitae and a Motivation Letter (the latter clearly indicating what motivates the applicant to apply for this particular course) are required.
These applicants must demonstrate that they stand to benefit and show that they are able to follow the programme through an interview held for the purpose. Additionally, applicants under the maturity clause may be evaluated through an assessment.
The Admissions Department may suggest pre-eligibility courses any applicant would be required to follow before being considered eligible for this course.
Course participants may be awarded either an MCAST Certificate of Attendance or an MCAST Certificate of Achievement.
MCAST Certificate of Attendance
MCAST Certificate of Achievement