Methods in Quantitative Research


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a course and an individual portfolio.

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • basic quantitative methods in the humanities and social sciences and their basis in theories of science.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • explaining methodological issues in empirical research
  • understanding and describing the implications of choices in quantitative methods.


The student must attain 

Competencies in:

  • applying quantitative methods to concrete research problems
  • explaining choice of method in relation to concrete research issues.

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examMethods in Quantitative Research
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is an individual exam portfolio; the content of the portfolio must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives and has participated actively in course activities. The requirements for the contents of the portfolio will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester.

The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.

Any re-examinations will be held in held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised exam portfolio.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKvantitative forskningsmetoder
Module codeBALISE2027
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and International Studies, English
Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities