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Quantitative Research Methods MPH100

This is an introductory course in statistics and quantitative research methods. The course focuses on the understanding of fundamental concepts, and corresponding terminology, related to different quantitative research methods and statistical analyses. 

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

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Offered by

Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The candidate

  • Can explain fundamental concepts an terminology related to quantitative research methods and statistics. 
  • Can demonstrate knowledge of various research designs. 
  • Can recognize similarities and differences between different research methods. 


The candidate

  • can plan research / development projects
  • Can apply basic statistics in practical research.
  • Can interpret results and outputs from basic statistical tests. 

General competence

The candidate 

  • Can analyze and critically discuss various factors that influence research / development projects and results. 
  • Can master academic language and disseminate research results. 
  • Can evaluate research results in relation to method choice. 
  • Quantitative research methods and statistics
Required prerequisite knowledge
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours A - F Approved, basic calculator, Curriculum books.

The the assessment is a written exam.  

Coursework requirements
80 % attendance
80% class attendance. If more than 50% attendance is achieved the student may apply for individual evaluation. The student may, if the faculty finds the basis sufficient, be given an extended written assignment. 
Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Jo Røislien
Study Program Director: Per Kristian Hyldmo
Method of work
Lectures, group work and individual work.
Open for
Candidates with a relevant bachelor’s degree within health care may apply for admission to the course
Course assessment
Student evaluation of this course will be conducted in accordance with faculty requirements.
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Scientific Methods (MPH100) 5
Scientific Methods (FXSM100) 5
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