PSY3100 - Research Methodology - Quantitative


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The course builds upon regression analysis, analysis of variance and principal component/factor analysis. In so doing, the course treats some advanced first-generation statistical analyses such as logistic regression, repeated measures and mixed design ANOVA that are commonly used in the field of psychology. Furthermore, the course provides a thorough introduction to a second-generation multivariate statistical analysis, namely the variance-based approach to structural equation modelling (i.e. PLS-SEM). In the treatment and presentation of these statistical analyses, the emphasis is put on a strong conceptual understanding as well as applications with the help of relevant statistical software.

Learning outcome

Students have acquired a solid understanding of the traditional multivariate statistical methods and PLS-SEM.

Students can select the most optimal multivariate analyses for different research questions (including in connection with master thesis work) and can apply and interpret these using statistical software.

General competence:
Students have good understanding of the necessity for multivariate data analysis and the benefit / necessity of suitable techniques to analyze the latent variables.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching in Blocks: lectures and practical exercises.

Further on evaluation

You can sign up to the written exam in the following semester if you fail.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Clinical Psychology Programme, 6 years (CPSY6)
Psychology (MPSY)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSY3001 7.5 01.09.2012
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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: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Psychology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology



Examination arrangement: Written examination

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