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Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Social Sciences as the main field of study, and English 6/English B or equivalent.

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Between 30 and 285 credits may be taken into account.

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  • 17/09/2018 SS19 week 09-13, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-43221

Quantitative Research Methods

Course 7.5 credits

Is there a relationship between how much people earn and their health? What is the empirical basis of such a question, and how reliable is the result and similar “scientific findings” about society? This course in quantitative methods in social sciences seeks to convey to the student both the thinking and the practice that relate to studies that investigate how social phenomena affect each other. We study the most common forms of regression analysis, i.e. linear and logistic regression, aiming at reaching a degree of independency both in producing and interpreting such analyses.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: spring semester 2016

Course design

The teaching consists of lectures, seminars (including computer exercises) and group exercises.

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student is able to:

  • account for in-depth knowledge of quantitative methods and analysis
  • identify and critically assess how, and with what theoretical and methodological tools, quantitative studies are planned and implemented
  • account for and apply advanced knowledge of regression analysis and knowledge of time series analysis and factor analysis
  • independently select and apply advanced regression diagnostic tools
  • with a high degree of autonomy use a computer program for statistical analysis
  • demonstrate an elaborated ability to assess studies based on quantitative methods


Seminar participation, written assignments, practical exercises in selected statistical software, and a written take-home examination.

Missed seminars can, after consultation with the examiner, be compensated by written assignments.

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from spring semester 2016

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