SMF2292 - 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;
  • Questionnaire surveys;
  • Descriptive statistics;
  • Hypothesis testing and inference statistics;
  • Correlation measures;
  • 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 completion of the course, students will have the following knowledge and skills:


  • Know how to design a research project
  • Understanding how to build a good research design, given the research problem
  • Understand the pros and cons of different qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Able to apply standard statistical tools to analyze different types of quantitative data


  • Create a good research design
  • Use the SPSS- statistics program
  • Interpreting results from the SPSS statistics program

General competence:

  • Have knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses associated with the most common research methods used in economics and management
  • Have an understanding of the complexities behind a good analytical design
  • Understand the limitations associated with the use of different analytical methods

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, Group Work, Mandatory assignments, exercises in SPSS Additional information: Some lectures may be given in English. Mandatory work requirements: A mandatory assignment in pdf. Must be approaved by the teacher in order to obtain the right to the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

Re-sit of written exam in August. Compulsory assignments are valid at re-sit exam.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Business Administration (BØA)
Business Administration and Management (BØKLED)
Logistics Management (BLOG)

Course materials

To be decided at the beginning of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SMF2292F 7.5
SMF3081 5.0 AUTUMN 2018
SMF3081F 5.0 AUTUMN 2018
SMF3071 5.0 AUTUMN 2018
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 KALKULATOR 2023-05-30 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL110 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 0
M414-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 1
SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 1
M438 Eksamensrom 4.etg, Inngang D Mustad, Inngang D 45
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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