Quantitative Approaches to Business Research 09.06. - 13.06.2014

Course Description:The aim of the course is to introduce students in Management and Business Studies to statistical methods for analysing multivariate data. After completing the course, the student is able to undertake high-quality quantitative research in Management and Business Studies, including International Business, Logistics, Management, Marketing and Strategy.

Learning outcomes: The course consists of 20 hours of lectures and practical exercise sessions. The course includes in addition 10 hours of supervised project work when the student works on his or her own project under the supervision of the teachers in the course. The course is mainly devoted to the multiple linear regression model, exploratory factor analysis and logistic regression. Poisson and negative binomial regression models will be considered if time permits.The emphasis is on the practical use of statistical models in quantitative research. The statistical software SPSS will be extensively used in the course.

Course requirements: It is advisable that the participating Phd students already have collected some data, as this will be used in the analysis excercises during the course.

Target group:The course is targeted towards (but not limited to) doctoral students in International Business, Logistics, Management, Marketing, Strategy and other fields of Management and Business Studies. The maximum number of students admitted to the course is 25. Should applications exceed the limit, selection will be based on the relevance of the course to progress in the applicants’ thesis research.

Time: 09.06.2014 – 13.06.2014

Place: Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki

Course Language: English

ECTS: 6 Credits

Number of students: 25

Course work and evaluation:

• Basics of statistical inference
• The multiple linear regression model: Specification, Estimation and Evaluation
• Exploratory factor analysis
• Logistic regression
• Poisson and negative binomial regression (if there is time)

Readings:
•Field, Andy (2013). Discovering Statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics. SAGE Publications, London. Fourth Edition.
•A collection of journal articles

Instructors: Professor Niklas Ahlgren, Hanken School of Economics, Dr. Paul Catani

Course coordinator and contact person: Professor Niklas Ahlgren, Hanken School of Economics

Application deadline: 01.05.2014

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