Quantitative Research Methods

Course Code :1700PSWKOM
Study domain:Statistics
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Dimitri Mortelmans
Karel Neels
Olivier Chandesais

3. Course contents *

The goal of Quantitative Research methods is to give students insight into quantitative research . We will focus on the research cycle of quantitative research with a focus on the preparation of the study and the data collection.

 

CONTENT:

Presentation of the quantitative research cycle
research problems and research questions
Experiments and quasi-experiments
Surveys (offline and online)
Quantitative measurement and asking questions
Validity and reliability
Types of samples
Weighting of samples
Non Respons and Validation
Database & database management
Secundarye analysis, content  analysis, meta-analysis
Trends & APC models
Life Tables, Attrition