SOS8003 - Applied Social Statistics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

This course covers applied statistical data analysis with continuous and categorical variables. The emphasis will be on regular OLS analysis and how this can be used to examine various relationships between dependent variables (Y) and a set of continuous explanatory variables (X). The students are also introduced to logit regression and other techniques applied when Y is a categorical variable. Emphasis is placed on methods to test whether the model assumptions are credible.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

  • be able to read academic literature in the social sciences where regression models are used and with critical insights in the context of modeling assumptions and analysis results

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • carry out analyses with the help of the analytical models in which they received instruction

Learning methods and activities

Teaching methods and activities: Lectures/seminars/assignments equivalent to 6 hours pr week. Form om assessment: Assignment/Paper

Required previous knowledge

15 credits quantitative research methods in the social sciences

Course materials

To be decided at the start of the course

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SOS3003 10.0 AUTUMN 2010
SOS3005 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
IDR3024 10.0 AUTUMN 2011
SOS3010 7.5 AUTUMN 2011
SVSOS316 10.0 AUTUMN 2011
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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