Experimental Design for Social Scientists - SIMM49

7.5 credits


Course Decription

The aim of the course is to introduce the student to experimental research in the social sciences. The course covers all elements of designing experiments, including setting up research questions connected to theory, designing the structure of the experiment, selecting appropriate measurements and planning for analysis and data- handling.

The course covers natural experiments, laboratory experiments, field experiments, interventions and experiments on the web. In addition, the course also covers reproducibility/replicability, validity, reliability, and ethical issues when conducting research on humans.

Some of the concepts are illustrated by simple statistics and web-simulations.

Online course platform

This course uses Live@Lund as a course site. Admitted students will be able to log in to see more information.

Course Coordinator

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Åse Innes-Ker
Senior lecturer, Department of Psychology

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