Extended sociological methods and analysis 7.5 credits

Fördjupad sociologisk metod och analys
First cycle, S0050A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2019 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Saila Piippola 13 Mar 2012

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 18 Feb 2019

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Sociology 60 credits. Passed in Methods in sociology I (S0047A) and Applied sociological analysis and methods (S0059A) or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The student should after the course be able to:

  • initiate and develop empirical and literature -based studies
  • plan a research project
  • identify and assess one's own research project in relation to the research field
  • apply quantitative and qualitative research methods, including methods for data processing and analysis
  • examine, reflect and critically evaluate their own data collection, analysis and conclusions

The course covers exploratory element in scientific work to plan and lay out a scientific study and present and discuss a research plan. The course is focused on central element in the application of qualitative and quantitative -oriented research methods.

The course also includes collection, coding, interpretation and analysis of qualitative data. Literature review and ethics in research is focused. Quantitative, statistical analyzes of data from databases or own collected data material. Correlation studies, multiple linear regression and logistic regression is discussed and applied in the quantitative part .

The course is conducted with continuous lectures and seminars. The seminars are focused on practical exercises or accounting of assigned responsibilities. Students are responsible for smaller groups gather qualitative data material for practical exercises in the qualitative method. The results of the exercises presented in a research report. Quantitative methods: Lectures and exercises (computer labs) in statistical methods with the help of statistical software (SPSS ) and with data from existing databases or own collected material .

Exam is in the form of individual written reports of research idea in the form of a memo seminar treated
(1,5 hp). Application exercises in qualitative and quantitative method is examined by a written report
(3 hp + 3 hp) for each method.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Karolina Parding

Literature. Valid from Spring 2018 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Esaiasson, P. m.fl. (2007). Metodpraktikan - konsten att studera samhälle, individ och marknad. Stockholm: Norstedts Juridik.
Bryman, A. (2011). Samhällsvetenskapliga metoder. Upplaga 2. Liber AB: Malmö
Gibbs, G. (2007). Analyzing Qualitative Data. London: Sage.
Artiklar i kvantitativ metod samt på temat litteraturöversikt tillkommer.

Reference literature
Strömquist, S. (2001). Konsten att tala och skriva. Gleerups: Malmö.
Karlsson, O. (2017). Svenska skrivregler. Liber: Solna.
Nyberg, R & Tidström, A (2012). Skriv vetenskapliga uppsatser, examensarbeten och avhandlingar. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Written report, qualitative methodU G VG *3.00MandatoryA15
0004Written report, quantitative methodU G VG *3.00MandatoryA15
0005PM-seminarU G#1.50MandatoryA15