Business Administration Ma, Quantitative methods, 7,5 Credits
Subject/Main field: Företagsekonomi
Cycle: Second cycle
Progressive specialization: A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Answerable department: Department of Business, Economics and Law
Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
Date of change: 6/4/2013
Version valid from: 8/30/2013
The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge in conducting quantitative research projects, e.g. surveys.
The purpose of the course is to develop the skill of the students to formulate and study quantitative research problems in the business sector. This includes:
- Independently be able to formulate a quantitative research problem
- Being able to design a study – including sampling, collecting data and to use different techniques for analyzing data – appropriate for such a research problem.
- Being able to understand and use the most common statistical techniques for analysis of data, both for descriptive and causal purposes.
The course describes the quantitative research process from design – via collecting and processing data – to data analysis. Students will learn to choose appropriate research method for a particular research problem. Important parts of the course are: selection of sample, choice of method for collecting data, constructing a questionnaire, and choice of statistical methods for analysing data. Students will get both theoretical and practical knowledge about those steps in the quantitative research process. A variety of different statistical techniques of analysis will be taught, with an emphasis on different bivariate and multivariate analyses of relationships between variables, like correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis.
Degree of Bachelor (180 Credits) with 90 Credits in Business Administration or corresponding education and Introductory statistics, 15 Credits, or corresponding course.
Selection rules and procedures
The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.
The course includes lectures, seminars, computer laboratory lessons, and tutoring on course papers. Some parts of the training can be compulsory. The language used in the training is English.
Examination by written test and/or course papers.
The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.
Fowler, Floyd J, Survey Research Methods, Sage Publications Ltd, Senste upplagan
Hair, Joseph. F.Jr; Black, William C.; Babin, Barry J.; Anderson, Ralph E., Multivariate Data Analysis - A global perspective, New Jersey, Pearson Education, Senaste upplagan
SPSS användarmanual, senaste version, Senaste upplagan
Artiklar och kompendier kan tillkomma./Articles and kompendium can be added.