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Social Sciences Lab (SSL)

Research Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences    

Social Sciences Lab (SSL) 


Serving the researchers and graduate students in the fields of humanities and social sciences at the University of Sharjah and UAE society.  


SSL aims to:   

  • Encourage multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research among faculty and students from the different colleges and disciplines  
  • Train the researchers and graduate students on the use of quantitative and qualitative data analysis software    
  • Assist researchers with conducting objective and innovative research  
  • Facilitate the implementation of the outcomes of social sciences research using quantitative and qualitative tools in the community   
  • Partner and collaborate with government entities, organizations, and businesses to better address community issues   
  • The lab also supports analysis programs: used for analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, such as transcripts, videos, and audio files.   
  • Numerous data sets used in courses and graduate degree research projects will be available in the center including the complete set of general social surveys and locally produced surveys    
  • Developing Psychometric tests: Psychometric tests are standard and scientific tools used to measure an individuals' mental capabilities and behavioral style. Psychometric tests are designed to measure a candidate's suitability for a specific role based on the required personality characteristics and aptitude (or cognitive abilities).