The main aim of this course is to provide students with the tools to conduct and evaluate sociological research. The conceptual bases of sociological research are also discussed and the difference between description and causality is described and discussed. We bring up various research designs and ethical questions.   In the second part of the course, students receive a brief repetition to basic descriptive analysis along with an introduction to data management with the statistical software Stata. An important goal of the course is to increase interaction among students and promote cooperation.

Language: English

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Course description and schedule

Schedule 2019

Introduction to quantitative research design 2019 (449 Kb) (pdf)

Courseplan in Swedish (243 Kb) (pdf)


Professor Ann-Zofie Duvander

At this course, we are using the new learning platform Athena (instead of the old learning platform Mondo). At Athena you’ll have access to all information about the course such as schedule, schedule changes, course material and more.

You log into Athena by using your university account.

If you need help you can find more information in English about Athena here and in Swedish here.