20149 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 19
The course takes a user-oriented, an applied approach to use publicly available data, surveys, and statistical methods, to improve understanding of management issues, and to plan and evaluate events, activities and programs. Calculations are performed using SPSS, with an emphasis on effective use of the software and interpretation of results. All lectures include sessions of students independent work with the computer.
- Business research processes and business analytics.
- Introduction to the use of SPSS for data management and data analysis.
- Advanced techniques of data analysis: multivariate linear regression, logistic regressions and factor analysis.
- Four assignments, of which three take-home and the last one in a IT room. Students are asked to answer questions through an online platform, on the basis of the results of a data analysis with SPSS. Each assignment is graded out of 28 and the final mark is given by the arithmetic mean of the assignment marks.
- In-class assessed activities: 3 points.
- One final general written exam to be taken in an IT room, with open ended questions to be answered on the basis of the results of a data analysis with SPSS, using all the techniques introduced in the course. The general exam is graded out of 31.
- Lecture notes.
R. TARLING, Statistical Modelling for Social Researchers. Principles and practice, London and New York, Routledge, 2009 (selected chapters).