Course code ILP407

ILP407 Quantitative methods

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Showing course contents for the educational year 2015 - 2016 .

Course responsible: Dag Einar Sommervoll
Teachers: Petter Andreas Næss
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
January block
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2015-2016
Preferential right:
PhD students from ILP or other Faculty of Social Science departments
Course contents:
The course gives a brief introduction to presentation and analysis of  numerical data. Main topics are regression, stochastic processes, law of large number and the central limit theorem .
Learning outcome:
The course provides the participants with ways to present and analyze data. In particular, it provides insight into how to choose an apropriate way to analyze data given a specific research question.
Learning activities:
Lectures and exercises.
Lecture notes
Basic knowledge in EXCEL
Recommended prerequisites:
It is an advantage to know elementary statistical notions (as found in Mattespettboka Statistikk (author Dag Einar Sommervoll).
Mandatory activity:
24 hour home exam, essay regarding use of statistical methods and final oral exam
Entrance requirements:
Participants must be part of a PhD programme
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått