STV9026 - Advanced Quantitative Methods

Course content

This course aims at providing students with a thorough understanding of how quantitative methods can be used in the study of politics. Over the last ten years, the quantitative researcher’s toolbox has been expanded greatly, both in terms of new statistical models, stable implementations in readily available software and in best practices through actual applications of these models.

This course will provide a solid foundation for future advances into these territories by a thorough examination of the foundational statistical models and examples of how these can be expanded. We will focus on the caveats: what assumptions are made, how much damage is incurred by violating these and, most importantly, how can these models be used to communicate a more efficient answer to a specific audience?

Admission

PhD candidates from SV: Apply for the course in StudentWeb
PhD candidates at UiO: Please contact Guro Schmidt Øvregard for registration in Studentweb
Other PhD candidates: Application form

Application deadline: 1 May 2017

Teaching

Course leader: Håvard Strand (UiO and PRIO)

Other lecturers: Marianne Dahl (PRIO) and Siri Aas Rustad (PRIO)

Time: 6 - 9 June 2017
Venue: room 529 (lectures) and room 351 (exercises), Eilert Sundts hus

The format will be a mix of lectures and exercises in STATA. The lectures will cover the theory whereas the exercises will focus on verification of different estimators, and we will in particular problematize the interpretation of statistical significance.

Examination

Essay

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

PhD

Teaching

Spring 2017

6 - 9 June

Teaching language

English