GEOG3006 - Quantitative Methods


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course gives an introduction to fundamental concepts in statistical analysis, with a focus on statistical inference, where we draw conclusions about populations from sample data. The course is practical, which means that students will be introduced to different statistical methods and sets of data that we analyze using these methods. The course introduces students to a quantitative software called R. It is an open source software with an extensive library of statistical functions. Students will get familiarized with this software through computer labs which run in parallel with the lectures. The grade from the course will be based on a written term paper and an oral exam. The term paper may be based on data that are supplied by the course administrators or students may choose to use their own data. To increase the potential value of this course, students are encouraged to make the term paper methodically and thematically relevant to their master thesis.

Learning outcome

The course gives students a theoretical as well as practical introduction to fundamental concepts of statistical analysis. Students should be able to apply this knowledge in doing a quantitative research project which they will present in the term paper.

Learning methods and activities

Up to 20 hours lectures and 20 hours computer labs.

It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Group work and presentation.

Further on evaluation

The compulsory assignments must be completed and passed in order to be eligible to take the exam. The examination consists of an individual assignment and oral exam. The grade for the individual assignment may be adjusted after the oral examination.

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

Bachelor degree or equivalent. Other relevant qualifications may be accepted by the Department of Geography.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
GEOG3002 7.5 01.09.2008
GEOG3052 7.5 01.09.2008
GEOG3004 7.5 01.09.2008
AFR3002 7.5 01.09.2008
AFR3005 7.5 01.09.2008
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geography
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography



Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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