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2023/2024  BA-BDMAO1026U  Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

English Title
Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 15 ECTS
Type Mandatory (also offered as elective)
Level Bachelor
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
BSc in Digital Management
Course coordinator
  • Kristian Bondo Hansen - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Methodology and philosophy of science
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 29-06-2023

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Learning objectives
On completion of the course, students should be able to:
  • demonstrate a basic understanding of the epistemological assumptions commonly applied in contemporary social science research, especially in the area of digital research
  • critically evaluate the implementation of research methodologies in published works
  • independently apply basic quantitative and qualitative methodologies
  • competently apply basic tools and conventions in social scientific research
Qualitative and Quantitative Methods:
Exam ECTS 15
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 10 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Release of assignment Subject chosen by students themselves, see guidelines if any
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer and Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course helps students to understand research methods as an integrated whole. The course will underscore the value of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and the need to make ethical research decisions. Specifically, the course will develop the necessary critical skills to evaluate published research, and to carry students' own original research.

Description of the teaching methods
The course will comprise a lecture series, exercise classes and workshops.
Feedback during the teaching period
During lectures the lecturer will provide feedback on the inputs from the students. The exercise classes will include feedback from peers and the instructor.
Student workload
Preparation 268 hours
Lectures 25 hours
Exercise classes 32 hours
Exam 87 hours
Last updated on 29-06-2023