MET3001 - Quantitative and Qualitative Methods


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours KALKULATOR

Course content

  • Developing research questions in empirical research;
  • Quantitative and qualitative study design;
  • Conducting surveys;
  • Descriptive statistics;
  • Hypothesis testing and inference statistics;
  • Correlation analysis;
  • Analysis of variance (ANOVA);
  • Regression analysis;
  • Qualitative interviews and focus groups;
  • Observation and document analysis;
  • Analyzes of qualitative data;
  • Validity and reliability;
  • Interpretation and discussion of data;
  • Introduction to "Big data" in business and management;
  • Ethical issues in empirical research.

Learning outcome


After completing this course, students should have acquired knowledge on how to carry out empirical research in the domain of economic and business administration. This includes knowledge about:

  • Research problems and corresponding research questions and how these lay the premises for the research process;
  • Qualitative and quantitative research designs and corresponding methods of data collection;
  • Methods for analysing of qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Criteria for assessing the quality of empirical research;


After completing the course, students should be able to carry out empirical research by applying both quantitative and/or qualitative methods. This includes being able to:

  • Run statistical analyzes and interpret results using statistical software;
  • Assess the validity and reliability of empirical research projects;
  • Report and communicate main results and draw conclusions from empirical research projects.

General competence:

The course shall provide a solid academic basis for:

  • Being able to select a valid methodological approach in empirical research and business analysis
  • Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data
  • Develop the ability to critically reflect on methods and be able to reflect on the implications of empirical findings

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Group Work
  • Mandatory assignments
  • Practice tasks
  • Introduction to statistical software

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

Re-sit of written exam in August.

Compulsory assignments can include individual and/or group assignments. Information about compulsory assignments are given at the start of the semester. Assignments must be approved in order to obtain the right to the exam..

Specific conditions

Course materials

To be decided at the beginning of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
ME310 6.0 SPRING 2005
MET3002 5.0 SPRING 2006
ME310 6.0 SPRING 2005
TMET410 5.0 SPRING 2017
PSY1011 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
PSYK4120 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
PSY1120 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
TIØ4317 1.5 AUTUMN 2022
PSY1111 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
SOS1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2024
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
NTNU Business School


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 KALKULATOR INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 KALKULATOR INSPERA
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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