1796 Advanced Quantitative Methods for Social and Economic Research
Univ.Prof. Dr. Marcel Bilger
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
01.09.2020 bis 10.10.2020
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Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Doktorat/PhD
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Dienstag 13.10.2020 13:00 - 16:00 D3.0.237
Dienstag 20.10.2020 13:00 - 16:00 D3.0.237
Dienstag 27.10.2020 13:00 - 16:00 D3.0.237
Dienstag 03.11.2020 13:00 - 16:00 D3.0.237
Dienstag 10.11.2020 13:00 - 16:00 D3.0.237
Dienstag 17.11.2020 13:00 - 16:00 D3.0.237
Dienstag 01.12.2020 13:00 - 16:00 D3.0.237
Dienstag 15.12.2020 13:00 - 16:00 D3.0.237

Ablauf der LV bei eingeschränktem Campusbetrieb

The teaching mode is in-person. However, depending on class size, students might have to attend class on a rotational basis based on their interests for specific quantitative methods. Students not physically attending a specific lecture will be provided with the presentation slides and will get the opportunity to ask questions remotely via online discussion forums.

If the sanitary conditions were to further deteriorate, the course would continue on distance mode as planned. To offer maximal flexibility, the lectures would be given asynchronously via voice-annotated powerpoint presentations supported by Q&As on online discussion forums. The student presentations would then be delivered via voice-annotated powerpoint presentations and the discussion of the presentations will take place on online discussion forums.

Inhalte der LV

The course will start by discussing how to develop impactful quantitative research questions and by reviewing the main quantitative study designs used in academic research. The rest of the course will be dedicated to the study of the quantitative methods that are most relevant to the class. Each quantitative method will be introduced by a short lecture containing Stata examples. Strong emphasis will be given to the reading and discussion of peer-reviewed academic articles applying the method. In addition, the students will have to present either their own research or a relevant published article during the semester. Finally, the students will get to practice each quantitative method by performing Stata exercises. Upon request, the course can also cover sample size calculation, and research grant writing.

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

- Ability to develop impactful quantitative research questions.

- Intuitive understanding of selected quantitative methods.

- Capacity to select and apply quantitative methods to answer specific research questions.

- Hands-on experience using the software for statistical analysis Stata.


Regelung zur Anwesenheit

70% of contact hours.


- Short lectures giving an intuitive presentation to selected quantitative methods.

- Reading and discussion of state-of-the-art published research.

- Student presentation of own research and discussion thereof.

- Stata examples and exercises to develop specific skills.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung


  • Presentation of peer-reviewed research article (35 points)
  • Presentation of own quantitative research (35 points)
  • Discussion of research articles and student presentations (30 points)

Grades (point ranges)

  • 1: Excellent (90-100 points)
  • 2: Good (80-89 points)
  • 3: Satisfactory (65-79 points)
  • 4: Sufficient (50-64 points)
  • 5: Fail (0-49 points)

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

Please email lecturers for office hours.

Zuletzt bearbeitet: 03.09.2020