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Quantitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

The role that probability theory and statistical philosophy plays within scientific method is discussed in the beginning of the course with the aim of noting their role in various research strategies. Next part of the course primarily focuses on the understanding of statistical reasoning within data analysis. Lessons and seminars focus on interpretation of statistical results and scientific articles which include statistical analyses. In the end of the course the students work on a project in which they will independently analyze data with help of tutoring. The teaching is a combination of traditional teaching and blended-learning and consists of lectures, web lectures, lessons, seminars, computer exercises and problem solving tutorials.


Application and eligibility

Quantitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences, 7.5 hp


Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018


Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

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Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

University: Courses of the amount of 90 credits in social sciences. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B (English/6)


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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