This course is discontinued

EDU4012 – Research Methods and Statistics - course I

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Course content

THIS PROGRAMME IS UNDERGOING CHANGES IN BOTH STRUCTURE AND CONTENT. CHANGES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN FALL 2010. THE WEBPAGES WILL BE UPDATED WITH THE NEW COURSE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT SOON.


Introduction to social science research methods. The themes of this introductory course are:

  • How does social research differ from other ways of
    representing social life
  • A brief introduction to data collection methods in
    quantitative and qualitative research
  • Introduction to descriptive and inferential
    statistics

Learning outcome

The course aims to give students an introduction to the characteristics of social science research, and an understanding of the value and limitations of use of statistical methods in social science and some practical knowledge of the use of such methods.

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

The course is a part of the Master programme in Comparative and International Education and the Master programme in Higher Education.

Teaching

The course combines lectures and seminars. A minimum of 80% attendance is required of all students.

Examination

Assignments: There will be compulsory papers to write. Requirements will be announced at the start of the course. The papers are graded: Pass / Fail. Those students whose papers have not been approved are required to rewrite their papers.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Teaching

Every spring

Examination

Every spring

Final semester spring 2013

Teaching language

English