Social Data Analysis, Certificate | Part time online | Trinity College Dublin | Ireland
2 months
1500 EUR/full
1500 EUR/full
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This Social Data Analysis course from Trinity College Dublin teaches students how to apply quantitative methods to conduct causal impact analysis using data. 


In particular, Social Data Analysis students at Trinity College Dublin will learn how econometric methods can be used to answer questions related to human behaviour and strategic decision-making with the help of regression based econometric methods.

With the help of this course, participants will engage with advanced techniques to analyse data and to distinguish a causality link from a simple correlation. We will do it by looking both at the theoretical side and at the most recent application. Being able to identify causality links represents a crucial skill for a person interested in understanding the data that today's world produces.

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

  • Determine which methods can be used to analyse different datasets for addressing questions relevant to the social sciences.
  • Critically assess findings of studies that apply these methods.
  • Design their own randomised experiments.
  • Conduct their own causal regression analysis using the statistical software package R.

Programme Structure

What Topics will you Cover?
  • The CPD focuses on applied causal regression analysis providing an understanding of econometric methods for use with big data. In particular, the course covers regression-based evaluation methods to assess the casual relationships between different factors at play.
  • These include the use of panel data, difference-in-differences estimation, matching and regression discontinuity designs, randomised experiments, and natural or quasi-experiments.
  • The CPD has an applied focus, demonstrating the use of these methods with practical applications using the statistical software package R and referring to examples from recent studies that apply those methods to answer key questions in the social sciences. 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 2 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Places are limited as class sizes are small, with up to 30 per class, so enroll as soon as possible to secure your place on the course.
  • You can enroll on the course directly via the PayPal link below. The course fee includes access to the course materials via Blackboard (Trinity’s virtual learning environment) for the duration of the course. Participation in this CPD course does not include access to the Trinity Library or any other student services (including a student identity card). 

Technological requirements

Participants should have access to a desktop or laptop with camera and a microphone.

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

    1500 EUR/full
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