ISA3003 - Quantitative method


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100 1 semesters A

Course content

The course gives an introduction to the most important methods for collecting and analyzing quantitative data. It presents questions regarding the sampling, measurements, experiment and survey design, quantitative data analysis and statistical processing. SPSS is used.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - Students must:

  • have an advanced understanding of methodological principles, core concepts and analyzes within quantitative research.
  • have in-depth knowledge of possibilities and limitations related to conclusions based on statistical analyzes

Skills - Students must:

  • be able to independently analyze, report and critically evaluate quantitative data, as well as master the most common statistical methods
  • be able to read professional literature and research results in a critical way.

General competence - Students must:

  • be able to use the statistical software SPSS
  • be able to apply relevant theories and concepts in discussions about research methodology.
  • be able to independently plan a project's research and analysis design and apply appropriate statistical analysis techniques.

Learning methods and activities

Compulsory participation in the pre-course. Teaching methods and activities: Lectures and excercises. There are exercises in analysis of a quantitative material.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory course

Further on evaluation

Exam is a term paper where the student will carry out a quantitative analysis of a chosen problem, from one dataset made available to the students.

The compulsory preparatory must be approved in order to take the final exam in the course. The compulsory preparatory course are approved for four years. If more than four years have passed since the preparatory course was approved, the student must carry out the preparatory course again in order to take the exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Child Welfare Work (MBVARB)
Child Welfare and Child Pretection (MBV)
Disability and Society (MFUNKSAM)
Social work (MSARB)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to one of the Department's Master programmes.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HLS3002 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
SARB3008 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 A



Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 A



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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