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WELCOME TO THE COURSE

Quantitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences

Welcome to the course Quantitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences at USBE, department of Statistics. Before you can start the course, there are things you must do before the course starts. Here you can read what, how and when. You can also read more about the course, the University and life as a student. See you in the autumn!

How to start

  • 2. Register on the course

    When you have accepted your site, you must register for the course.

    In this course, you should self-register on Umeå University student website before the course starts. You can do this from October 26 to November 2.

    If you are unable to register during this period, you must notify us in advance, in order to not lose your place on the course.

    To be able to sign in and register online, you must first activate your user account (Umu-id).

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  • 3. Course start

    Monday November 2, 2020

    Time: at 08.30

    Location: Online via Zoom

    The course starts with an introduction, provided online via Zoom https://umu.zoom.us/j/68154090916?pwd=QjFjSlNyK0FQVlZxbWJwMDYyZmdtZz09.

    Students who do not have a possibility to join the meeting outside of the campus can use computers in S215, Social Science building, Campus Umeå University.

    Please note that the number of places is limited in the lab, and UmU card is needed to access the lab.

    Course website on Canvas: https://www.canvas.umu.se/courses/1586/assignments/syllabus

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About the course

  • Course structure

    Information about course content, teaching structure and examination can be found in the syllabus.

    The platform Canvas

    For this course, we use the learning platform Canvas. There you will find everything you need for the course, such as the schedule, instructions for exercises, list of participants and messages from the teacher.

    To log in to Canvas you must have an active user account (Umu-id).

    Log in to Canvas

    Due to current COVID situation, teaching will be provided via Zoom. You can find some information about Zoom here: https://www.umu.se/en/student/we-can-assist-you/it-services/zoom/.

    Access to a computer lab at the campus Umeå University will also be provided for the students that have to attend online meetings on campus. Remember that the number of places is limited in the lab, and UmU card is needed to access the lab.

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  • Contact us

    On USBE student website you will find important information and links related to your studies in Statistics.

    If you have general questions about your studies at Umeå University, you can use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

    If you have specific questions or concerns relating to the course, you are welcome to contact us at the department of Statistics.

    Teacher/ coordinator
    Tetiana Gorbach

    Student Counselor
    Maria Karlsson

    Study Administrator
    Katarina Kempe

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New at Umeå University

  • Checklist for admitted students

    Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment at Umeå University. It includes: how to secure housing, getting a residence permit (for citizens from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland), tuition payment (if applicable), travel directions and more.

    To the checklist for admitted Students

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    The website for current students has all sorts of information about services, support, legal and practical matters at Umeå University. You can sign in to the learning platforms, see your schedule and course overview, register for a course, get a study certificate, apply for a degree or sign up for an examination.

    Student life begins here

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  • Recommended arrival times

    International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular semester, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but no later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme or course.

    If you will have student housing through the Housing Office at Umeå University you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.

    Don't forget - Umeå has cold winters, so pack accordingly with a warm jacket, warm shoes, gloves and hat.

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  • Orientation

    Moving to a new country with an unfamiliar language, culture and customs can be a challenge. We would like to help you and ease that challenge so that you can focus on your studies. Therefore, we would like to offer you the possibility to take part in our Orientation, which begins a few days before the start of the semester (Autumn) or the same day as the semester starts (Spring).

    More about the Orientation this semester.

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  • Activate your user account

    As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester in order to, for instance:

    • access the internet in computer labs and the university's wireless network
    • register for courses
    • submit assignments and verify your study results
    • access your student e-mail

    If you are a new student, you will automatically receive a user account when you are admitted, but you will need to activate it for it to function properly. You will not be able to activate it until approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester.

    I want to learn more about my user account (Umu-id)

    For exchange students
    If you are an exchange student, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your account.

    Help! It's not working
    If you are having problems activating your account or logging in, please contact our Servicedesk. You will find answers to common questions, and can submit enquiries.

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  • Get your UmU card

    When you are on Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus or Campus Örnsköldsvik, you will need a UmU card. The card has the following functions:

    • building access
    • borrowing card for the University Library system
    • copying and printing card.

    To get the card, you need to apply for it. Here’s how to apply for the UmU card.

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  • Join a student union

    There are three student unions at Umeå University:

    • Umeå Student Union
    • Umeå Student Union of Science and Technology
    • Umeå Medical and Health Sciences Student Union.

    They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.

    Become a member of a student union!

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  • Access to Microsoft Office 365

    Students at Umeå University have free access to the programmes of Microsoft Office 365. This means that you have access to Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Whiteboard Forms, your student email and other services which can facilitate your studies and your collaboration with other students. To access Office 365 you need to activate your UmU-id. 

    Learn more about Office 365 and how to install it on your computer

     

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  • Information due to COVID-19

    Since 1 April 2022, COVID-19 is no longer classified as a threat to public health and a danger to society in Sweden. From Autumn semester 2022, no COVID-related measures will be in place at Umeå University.

    Anyone who is ill or has symptoms that could be COVID-19 must still stay at home from work and studies. Unvaccinated individuals have a personal responsibility to maintain distance to others and avoid places that are crowded.

    COVID-19 and the latest news for new students

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Contact us

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