GEOG3006 - Quantitative Methods


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination
Assignment 1/1

Course content

The course pursues methodologies into a quantitative array of research schemes. It comprises four parts. (1) The course starts with lectures on questionnaire, (2) followed by group work on construction and presentation of a pilot questionnaire. Part 3 comprises lectures and exercises based on the use of a statistical software package (SPSS) for analysis of data. The main focus will be on statistical analyses of available data (database), however entering questionnaire data with further analyses may be an option. A research design comprising correlation and regression will be presented, as will other analytical techniques based on the students specific needs. In part 4, students will prepare an individual assignment (term paper) where they are able to apply method(s) relevant to their master`s thesis.

Learning outcome

The course gives the students deeper insight in the use of questionnaires and application of selected quantitative methods. Students should be able to apply these methods and techniques, overview their possibilities and limitations and give an adequate interpretation of the (analytical) results in their master thesis.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures: 10 hours. Seminars: 10 hours. Exercises: 8 hours. Exam: Individual assignment and oral exam. The grade for the individual assignment may be adjusted after the oral examination.
It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Groupassignment and presentation and 4 SPSS exercises

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
AFR3002 7.5 2008-09-01
AFR3005 7.5 2008-09-01
GEOG3002 7.5 2008-09-01
GEOG3004 7.5 2008-09-01
GEOG3052 7.5 2008-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination
Spring ORD Oral examination
Autumn ORD Assignment 1/1
Spring ORD Assignment 1/1
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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