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TUTA0312 Quantitative Methods, 5 op 
Koodi TUTA0312  Voimassaolo 01.01.1950 -
Nimi Quantitative Methods  Lyhenne Quantitative Me 
Laajuus5 op  Vanhenemisaika  
TyyppiYleisopinnot Oppiaine0422 Tilastotiede 
LajiOpintojakso  Tuntimäärä  
Opinto-oikeus   ArvosteluHyväksytty, hylätty, arvosanat 1-5 
Suositeltu suoritusaika 
Vastuuyksikkö Yhteiskuntatieteiden tiedekunta 


After completion of the course the student is able to

  • describe quantitative research process
  • design a questionnaire
  • apply the statistical descriptive methods using statistical SPSS software
  • apply multivariable methods and statistical tests using statistical SPSS software.

The quantitative research process step by step: data collection, questionnaire design, descriptive statistics, statistical tests, multivariable methods (cluster analysis, factor analysis, regression analysis, logistic regression analysis).

Toteutus ja työmuodot 

Lectures and exercises (40 hours).
Alternatively self-study exercises.

Vaadittavat suoritukset 

Active participation in lectures and completing the exercises.
Alternatively completing the self-study exercises.

Lisätietoja kirjallisuudesta ja muusta materiaalista 
  • Rafael J. Engel, Russel K. Schutt: The Practice of Research in Social Work. – SAGE Publication California: 2005.
  • David E. Gray: Doing Research in the Real World. – SAGE Publication London: 2004.
  • Martin Denscombe: The Good Research Guide (for small-scale social research projects) – Open University Press Philadelphia: 2003.
  • Alan Bryman: Quantity and Quality in Social Research. – London: 1988.

Sufficient and satisfactory (1–2)
Performance is lacking in scope, superficial, or corresponds poorly to the assignment. The author merely lists things out of context or addresses them one-sidedly. The work may contain errors or obscurities.

Good and very good (3–4)
Performance corresponds to the assignment, manifesting comprehension and a skill to analyse and justify. The author has addressed the issue comprehensively. The work may contain some deficiencies.

Excellent (5)
Performance delineates an extensive whole and the author can apply knowledge in a multifaceted way or place it in various contexts. The work manifests independency and insight, and it is a flawless entity that involves justified thinking or critical contemplation. The work is well written and implemented.

Performance corresponds to the assignment, manifesting comprehension and a skill to analyse and justify.

Performance is highly deficient or erroneous. The work may be based on serious misunderstandings.


2nd period


Marianne Silén and Pekka Vasari




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