SMF2292F - Quantitative and Qualitative methods


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Theory of science and ethics
Choice and formulation of research questions
Research design and choice of methods
Questionnaire - how to design a good questioonnaire
Selection and dropout of respondents
Hypothesis development and data analysis
Regression Analysis
Validity and reliability
Big data
Case Studies
How to collect qualitative data?
Analysis of qualitative data
Interpretation and discussion of data, tips for bachelor / semester assignment
Summary and questions

Learning outcome

After completion of the course, students will have the following knowledge and skills:

Knowledge: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

Skills: Create a good research design. Use the SPSS- statistics program Interpreting results from the SPSS statistics program.

Overall 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 on streaming as well as videos of lectures, mandatory assignments, exercises in SPSS

Additional information: Some lectures may be given in English. Mandatory work requirements: A mandatory assignment. Must be approved by the teacher in order to obtain the right to take the exam on this course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

Re-sit of written exam in August.

Compulsory assignments are valid at re-sit 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:
Business Administration, part-time (BØKLED-F)

Course materials

To be decided at the beginning of the semester

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SMF2292 7.5
SMF3071 5.0 01.09.2018
SMF3081 5.0 01.09.2018
SMF3081F 5.0 01.09.2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)


Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination (1) 100/100

Release 2020-12-14

Submission 2020-12-14

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination (2) 100/100

Release 2021-05-14

Submission 2021-05-14

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preentive measure in the ongoing corona situation
  • 2) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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