Social Science Research Methods

Dr. Simona Simona · December 3, 2020


The terminologies of social research such as paradigms, ontology, epistemology, methodology and axiology, together with the selection of either quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods are often very confusing to students at every level of higher education. This course is intended to provide clarity about the research process. We discuss the selection of research questions, the literature review, philosophical foundations of social research, research designs, measurements and analytical choices.  

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Dr. Simona Simona

Dr. Simona Simona is the Founder of the African Data Institute and a data scientist who specialises in data management and analytics using several tools including R, SPSS, Stata, Python and SQL. He holds postgraduate qualifications from the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom.

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  • 11 Lessons
  • 52 Topics