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Methods in Social Sciences

The course aims to provide in-depth knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods in the social sciences as well as in-depth insights into the analytical procedures on which these methods rest. The course also deals with questions about how quantitative and qualitative methods can be combined (mixed methods). Research ethics is an overarching course element that recurs in all parts of the course.

Course information

Number of credits

15 credits

Given by

Department of Political Science

Open to

Students admitted to doctoral studies, but mainly for doctoral students at Linnaeus University.

Teaching language

Swedish and English



Next course occasion

Spring 2025

Study rate, or the equivalent

50 %

Deadline for applications

15 December


Contact Erik Weijmar for application.


Admission to a third-cycle study programme is required.

Teaching method

The course consists of lectures, seminars and workshops.

Course content

Read about the course's content and intended learning outcomes in the Course description.