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Introduction to Applied Research Design and Quantitative Research Methods for Social Scientists

Course
Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-17751
Tuition
Full education cost: 21 250 SEK
First payment: 21 250 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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Summary

The course offers you theoretical explanation and practical training in quantitative methodology relevant to your fields of study.

About

The course begins with giving you an
overview of issues of general relevance to research design in the social
sciences, covering issues of epistemology, theory, research ethics, and also
giving you an overview of the quantitative methods that are at the researchers’
disposal. The course is recommended for students with no or very little
previous training in quantitative/statistical methods.

 

In the second part of the course you will
learn how to use quantitative methods and the software, Stata, required to
complete various tasks and analyses.

 

To the extent possible, course assignments
employ data relevant to your main field of study in order to familiarise you
with the content, the potential and the limitations of existing data. You’ll
meet teachers from political science on this course.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

To be eligible for the course the student should have obtained a pass grade on a 15 credits from a second cycle core course in the social sciences, or the equivalent. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.