PSYPRO4317 - Statistics and Quantitative Research Methodology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Report
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 100/100 A

Course content

The course builds on the basic understanding of quantitative research.
This course runs through thoroughly the most used and some advanced statistical methods in psychology using SPSS software.
The statistical methods reviewed include mainly ANOVA (different varieties), multiple regression, and exploratory factor analysis.
In the review of these methods the emphasis is on what criteria you need to select the appropriate statistical tests, analysis of assumptions and especially interpretations of the results of these tests.

Learning outcome

The student has broad and conceptual understanding of the most common statistical tests in psychology.

Students can enter data into SPSS and analyze and interpret the data independently.
The student can present results in a report.
General competence:
Students have developed a critical perspective to consider the possible advantages and disadvantages of the use of different statistical tests and quantitative methods in general.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Written assignment.

Further on evaluation

Previously approved mandatory assignments are approved for repeat of exam.

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.

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

Required previous knowledge

PSYPRO4111 or the equivalent.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSYPRO4012 7.5 01.09.2011
PSY2000 7.5 01.09.2011
PSY2002 7.5 01.09.2011
PSY2017 7.5 01.09.2011
SOS1002 7.5 01.09.2017
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


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: Report

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 100/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 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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