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Introduction to Quantitative Research Design

  • 7.5 credits

The main aim of this course is to provide students with the tools to conduct and evaluate sociological research.

The conceptual bases of sociological research are also discussed and the difference between description and causality is described and discussed. We bring up various research designs and ethical questions.In the second part of the course, students receive a brief repetition to basic descriptive analysis along with an introduction to data management with the statistical software Stata.

  • Course structure

    An important goal of the course is to increase interaction among students and promote cooperation. Group work in rotating groups is therefore an important part of the course and participation in group work/discussions is mandatory.

    Teaching format

    The course is offered full-time over 5 weeks. Course participants and instructors meet approximately twice a week for lectures, group discussions, computer-based exercises and/or seminars.

    Assessment

    Course work consists of documented group discussions, computer-based exercises, a halfway individual home assignment, an article review, written and oral presentations, and lectures. Most course work is based on collaborative group work. Participation in group discussions is therefore mandatory.

    Examiner

    Professor Ann-Zofie Duvander

  • Schedule

    This is a preliminary schedule and is subject to continuous change. For this reason, we do not recommend print-outs. At the start of the course, your institution will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Contact

    Student affairs office

    studentexp@sociology.su.se
    +46-8-161285, room B980

    Questions about master's courses/programmes:
    master@sociology.su.se

    Study counsellor

    studievagledare@sociology.su.se
    Tel: +46-8-163190, room B982

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