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

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: SF2324
Autumn 2019
100% Day
Göteborg
Period: 5 November 2019 - 19 January 2020
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English
2 Closed GU-17755
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Göteborg
Period: 3 November 2020 - 17 January 2021
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English
2 Opens 16 March GU-17751
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course offers theoretical explanation and practical training in quantitative methodology relevant to the fields of study. The course begins with an overview of issues of general relevance to research design in the social sciences, covering issues of epistemology, theory, research ethics, and an overview of the quantitative methods that are the researchers’ disposal. The second part of the course, focuses on the learning and application of quantitative methods and the software required to complete various tasks and analyses. The course consists of both lectures, seminars and instructor led hands on training in the use of quantitative research methods. To the extent possible, course assignments employ data relevant to all fields of study in order to familiarize students with the content, the potential and limitations of existing data.

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Course Syllabus

SF2324

Requirements and Selection

Requirements: To be eligible for the course the student should have obtained a pass grade for a first cycle social sciences research methods course (at least 15 credits) and have obtained 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.

Tuition Fee

Tuition fee for event
Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost 21 003 SEK First payment 21 003 SEK
EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees.
More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Tuition fee for event
Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost 21 250 SEK First payment 21 250 SEK
EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees.
More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Student counsellor, +46 31 786 1189, studentcounselling@pol.gu.se

Department

Department of Political Science
Box 711
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Sprängkullsgatan 19

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