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HIKU8863 - Kvantitative metoder for historikere

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Vurderingsordning

Vurderingsordning: Hjemmeeksamen
Karakter: Bestått/ Ikke bestått

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Hjemmeeksamen 100/100

Faglig innhold

The onset of big data has revolutionised how governments and the business sector make decisions. Likewise, the increasing availability of historical quantitative information provides an excellent opportunity to fully exploit the analysis of large datasets to expand our knowledge of the past.

This course provides an in-depth introduction to quantitative methods, covering some of the techniques most widely used in research in the historical and social sciences. Combining lectures and computer practicals, this hands-on course shows how to apply quantitative methods to historical information keeping statistical theory and mathematics to a minimum. The goal is to provide students with the tools to critically engage with the literature relying on quantitative methods and to be able to conduct original research using those tools either in academia, the public or the business sector. In the process, students will master Stata, a statistical software widely used by practitioners in many different fields.

 

Please note that if students plan to include this course in their coursework component, it must be preapproved by the relevant head of the study/PhD programme in cooperation with their supervisor.

Læringsutbytte

A candidate who satisfactorily passes the course will be able to:

 

- critically engage with studies relying on quantitative methods,

- conduct original research using those tools either in academia, the public or the business sector,

- master Stata, a statistical software widely used by practitioners in many different fields and available to NTNU students and faculty.

Læringsformer og aktiviteter

30 hours: 10 three-hour sessions (one-week intencive course).

Each session combines lecturing (aprox. 1 hour) with computer practicals (aprox. 2 hours).

 

Every session combines lectures and computer practicals using Stata. This is an eminently hands-on course which keeps statistical theory and mathematics to a minimum. Students will learn by applying the different concepts to real data used by historians. Further information will be provided at the beginning of the course.

Obligatoriske aktiviteter

  • Deltakelse
  • 10 godkjente øvinger

Mer om vurdering

Compulsory attendance and compulsory session assignments (10 in total). Additionally, PhD students will require passing a take-home exam at the end of the course. A set of readings will also be assigned in preparation for the course.

 

 

Total workload of the course:

 

Preliminary readings + 30 hours teaching + 10 assignments + Take home exam

Spesielle vilkår

Obligatorisk aktivitet fra tidligere semester kan godkjennes av instituttet.

Forkunnskapskrav

BA in History or equivalent. Admission to a relevant study programme is required.

Kursmateriell

Course materials and assignments will be provided during the course.

Studiepoengreduksjon

Emnekode Reduksjon Fra Til
HIKU8862 7.5 HØST 2019
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Versjon: 1
Studiepoeng:  10.0 SP
Studienivå: Doktorgrads nivå

Undervisning

Termin nr.: 1
Undervises:  HØST 2021

Undervisningsspråk: Engelsk

Sted: Trondheim

Fagområde(r)
  • Europakunnskap
  • Europastudier
  • Arkeologi
  • Geografi
  • Historie
  • Humanistiske fag
  • Sosiologi
  • Statsvitenskap
Kontaktinformasjon
Emneansvarlig/koordinator:

Ansvarlig enhet
Det humanistiske fakultet

Eksamensinfo

Vurderingsordning: Hjemmeeksamen

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