Introduction to Quantitative Methods - SIMM16
About the Course
This course is an introductory course in quantitative methods at Master's level. The course is available to PhD-students and will also be open to staff at the faculty who want to improve their knowledge in this area, e.g. in order to be able to teach quantitative methods courses or supervise students using quantitative methods in their thesis. The course will focus on 1) performing basic statistical analysis (of secondary data, using SPSS) and 2) comprehending and evaluating scientific papers based on quantitative methods (with focus on the participants own areas of research). The course will be given in English and does not presume any previous knowledge of statistics.
Excerpt from student evaluation
"One of the most satisfacctory aspects of the course was learning skills I never thought I'd be able to master. I've always hated math and frankly everything that deals with numbers, and wanted to
challenge myself by taking this particular course. I'm proud of myself for making this decision and doing my best throughout the course. I also liked how much freedom we students had in choosing our research questions and topics. The teachers were careful not to push us e.g. towards research problems in their respective personal areas of interest."