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Dette er studietilbudet for studieår 2019-2020. Endringer kan komme.


Learning outcome

Knowledge:
Students will have an overview of quantitative analysis techniques and of the main data sources relevant for innovation studies.
Skills:
Students will be able to conduct factor analysis, regression and correlation analysis, multiway contingency table analysis and social network analysis. Students will be able to use SPSS.
General competence:
Students will gain general competencies is when and how to use quantitative research methods

Contents

This course is part of the Norwegian Research School in Innovation (NORSI) and covers the quantitative analysis part of the common course in research methods under the NORSI program. The course will exclusively be offered as a part of NORSI common courses. The course will survey the most commonly used quantitative analysis techniques in the social sciences such as an introduction to SPSS, factor analysis, regression and correlation analysis, multiway contingency tables and social network analysis. Students will learn about these techniques as applied in the field of innovation studies.

Required prerequisite knowledge

The students must satisfy the admissions requirements of the PhD programme.

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Report1/1 Pass - Fail
To obtain 5 ECTS point requires active participation during the course as well as an accepted paper of 3.000-4.000 words demonstrating competence in using quantitative methods. The paper should be based on the topic of the PhD thesis and reflect literature used in the course. If quantitative methods will not be used in the thesis a paper answering given tasks could substitute a normal paper. However, the concrete form of the written delivery can be further discussed during the course.

Coursework requirements

The course requires active class room participation.

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Bjørn Terje Asheim
Course coordinator
Rune Dahl Fitjar

Method of work

The course will be delivered as a one week intensive course at CIRCLE, Lund University, as part of the Norwegian Research School in Innovation. The course will include lectures and computer lab sessions in relation to the methods.

Open to

The course is open to interested PhD candidates at the University of Stavanger and other universities.

Literature

The reading list will be announced before the start of the course.


Dette er studietilbudet for studieår 2019-2020. Endringer kan komme.

Sist oppdatert: 16.06.2019