SOS3515 - Advanced Social Statistics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment with an adjusting oral exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment with an adjusting oral exam 100/100

Course content

The content of the course will vary. It may be given as an overview course, covering several statistical techniques, or it may be concentrated on one technique, such as multilevel analysis, structural equation models and analyses of panel data. The term paper should be a paper on a subject from the lectures and may have a length of 15-20 pages, or 5600-7500 words.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

  • achieve insight and understanding into one or more themes in applied statistical data analysis.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • treat one of the themes addressed during instruction in an independent method through written work.

Learning methods and activities

Intensive lectures and seminars, normally 1-2 weeks in the beginning of the semester. If less than 6 students attend the course the two first weeeks of teaching, the course will be given as an individual study course with supervision. Please contact the departement for further information.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation on lectures and seminars

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: Individual term paper with an adjusting oral exam. The oral exam may be used to adjust the grade by one unit on the scale. The oral exam will include the research paper, the individually selected readings and the required readings. All parts of the evaluation must be retaken when the exam is repeated.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

SOS3003 or SOS3005 or the equivalent. The requirement must be fulfilled to be admitted to the course.

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SOS3507 15.0 AUTUMN 2008
SOS3507 15.0 AUTUMN 2008
SOS8001 10.0 AUTUMN 2008
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Assignment with an adjusting oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment with an adjusting oral exam 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment with an adjusting oral exam 100/100 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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