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Teaching Quantitative Methods

The aim of the course is to increase the ability of the participants to teach quantitative methods at basic levels in the faculty’s main fields of study.

The course is integrated with "Introduction to quantitative methodology" (that is open for PhD students and Master's students) in the sense that the participants follow the first part of this course but study texts on subject-didactic aspects of teaching quantitative methods and statistics in addition to the regular required reading, and reflect on them in relation to experiences from the course.  

The teaching includes lectures, laboratory exercises and two seminars.

See more information in the course syllabus (PDF 43 kB, new window)

Duration of the course

The course period is 24 March to 20 May.

The course corresponds to five weeks of full-time working hours. The first three of them represent a professional development course and the last two serve as a continuation course in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ qualifying training in higher education teaching and learning for university teaching staff.

Please note that the first three weeks of the course, that is run together with “Introduction to quantitative methods”, is very teaching intensive. After that, teaching consists of two seminars, in between which the participants work on their individual reflection papers.

Participants who already have knowledge of statistical analysis corresponding to the first three learning outcomes in the syllabus and recent experience of having participated in or taught courses at the corresponding level have the opportunity to only write the reflection paper. In that case, the course represents two weeks of work and the only learning outcome to be assessed is the fourth one.

Participants who choose the five-week version of the course follow the SIMM16 schedule the first three weeks. In addition, all participants are expected to attend the two seminars, of which the last one is compulsory.  


The application period was 20 January - 1 February.

Course information

Language: English

Length: 5 or 2 weeks

Application deadline: 1 February 

Reading list (PDF 73 kB, new window)

Syllabus (PDF 43 kB, new window)



Course coordinator
Peter Bergwall
peter [dot] bergwall [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se