AM201306 - Quantitative and Qualitative Methods


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours KALKULATOR

Course content


Theory of science and ethics

Choice and formulation of research questions

Research design and choice of methods

Questionnaire - how to design a good questioonnaire

Selection and dropout of respondents

Hypothesis development and data analysis

Regression Analysis

Validity and reliability

Big data

Case Studies

How to collect qualitative data?

Analysis of qualitative data

Interpretation and discussion of data, tips for bachelor / semester assignment

Summary and questions

Learning outcome

After completion of the course, students will have the following knowledge and skills:


Knowledge:Know how to design a research project. Understanding how to build a good research design, given the research problem. Understand the pros and cons of different qualitative and quantitative methods. Able to apply standard statistical tools to analyze different types of quantitative data


Skills: Create a good research design. Use the SPSS- statistics program Interpreting results from the SPSS statistics program.


Overall competence: Have knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses associated with the most common research methods used in economics and management; Have an understanding of the complexities behind a good analytical design; Understand the limitations associated with the use of different analytical methods.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, Group Work, Mandatory assignments, exercises in SPSS


Additional information: Some lectures may be given in English. Mandatory work requirements: A mandatory assignment in pdf. Must be approaved by the teacher in order to obtain the right to the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

Re-sit of written exam in August. Compulsory assignments are valid at re-sit exam.
Minimum attendance of 80% at exercise sessions.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

To be decided at the beginning of the semester

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of International Business



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 KALKULATOR 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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