2670.16 - Practical Course - Basic Course in Statistics

Course number
Practical Course - Basic Course in Statistics
The students must have completed a Upper Secondary education or possess equivalent qualifications. Basic computer skills, hereunder Excel.
The course will give the student an overview of, and insight into, the most commonly used quantitative methods in the social sciences, expecially descriptive statistics, but also a knowledge of inferential statistics. It will also develop the student’s practical skills in the use of these methods for analysis.
Collection and organisation of quantitative data, how to gather quantitative data (herunder surveys), and how these data can be organised and presented so that the most informational value can be achieved in the clearest and most economical way. The students are thought the most used statistical tools used within quantitative methods.
Learning and teaching approaches
The course consists of lectures and exercises (30 hours). In addition to the students own independent study and home work, attendance and active participation during class and all the exersices is emhasised.
Learning outcomes
By the end of the course the student shall: • be able to describe and explain the most common quantitative methods, which have been thaought during the course. • be able to collect quantitative data in connection with a research question, to use relevant software to desribe and present these data in a simple and informative way (tables, graphs, diagrams, histogram). • be able to use the analytical tools they have learned to complete a quantitative analysis in practice.
Assessment method
Written assignment
Marking scale
Aproximately 200-250 pages.
Jens Christian Svabo Justinussen