Advanced Quantitative Methods

Please note: This page refers to a course that has already taken place.

Time:

05 - 09 Jun 2017

Place:

University of Oslo

Organizer:

​Håvard Hegre (Univ. Uppsala, PRIO and UiO) and Håvard Strand (UiO and PRIO)

Credits:

10 ECTS

Contact:

Guro Schmidt Øvregard (g.s.ovregard@stv.uio.no)

Lecturers:

​Håvard Hegre (Univ. Uppsala, PRIO and UiO)

Håvard Strand (UiO and PRIO)

This course aims at providing students with a thorough understanding of how quantitative methods can be used in the study of politics. Over the last ten years, the quantitative researcher’s toolbox has been expanded greatly, both in terms of new statistical models, stable implementations in readily available software and in best practices through actual applications of these models. This course will provide a solid foundation for future advances into these territories by a thorough examination of the foundational statistical models and examples of how these can be expanded. 

Course Description:

We will focus on the caveats: what assumptions are made, how much damage is incurred by violating these and, most importantly, how can these models be used to communicate a more efficient answer to a specific audience?

​Application deadline: 1 May 2017.

For further information on curriculum and registration, please visit the course page of the Dept. of Political Science, UiO.