Quantitative Approaches to Business Research 15. - 19.5.2017

Time: 15-19 May 2017

Place: Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki

Learning goal and objectives: The aim of the course is to introduce doctoral 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 Accounting, International Business, Logistics, Management, Marketing and Strategy.

Instruction and examination: The course consists of 20 hours of lectures and practical exercise sessions. In addition, the course includes 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.

Topics covered: multiple linear regression, logistic regression, Poisson regression, multilevel models and factor analysis.

The emphasis is on the practical use of statistical models in quantitative research. The statistical software SPSS will be used in the course.

Credits: 6 Credits

Grading: The grading of the course is based on an article analysis (weight 20%) and a term paper (weight 80%). The course is graded on the scale Failed/Sufficient/Satisfactory/Good/Very good/Excellent.

Prerequisites: The supervised project work and the term paper are based on the student's own data. It is therefore advisable that the student has collected data before coming to the course.
Admittance: The course is targeted towards (but not limited to) doctoral students in Accounting, 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.

Instructors: Associate Professor Niklas Ahlgren (http://www.hanken.fi/sv/person/niklas-ahlgren), Professor Gunnar Rosenqvist (http://www.hanken.fi/sv/person/gunnar-rosenqvist) and Mr. Niclas Meyer, all from the Hanken School of Economics.

Course coordinator and contact information: Associate Professor Niklas Ahlgren, Hanken School of Economics, Department of Finance and Statistics, PO Box 479 (Arkadiagatan 22), 00101 Helsingfors, Finland. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 Readings: Field, Andy (2013). Discovering Statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics. SAGE Publications, London. Fourth Edition.

Admittance: Application deadline 17 March 2017

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