A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. Also required is 90 credits in peace and conflict studies, or 90 credits in a related relevant discipline and at least 30 credits in peace and conflict studies or the equivalent. A social science methods course at the Master's level of at least 15 credits. Familiarity with R or similar statistic software is essential.
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Application Fee: SEK 900
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Students admitted to the Master Programme in Peace and Conflict Studies, Master Programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Master Programme in Political Science or Master Programme in Social Sciences have priority to the course.
About the course:
Focus will be on practical use in the form of specifying, estimating, interpreting, and evaluating models, understanding the concept of data-generating processes, as well as on reviewing published work that applies these models. The theoretical introduction to the models will involve basic mathematical notation. The introduction to R will place considerable emphasis on R's scripting language, and also introduce basic programming techniques required for efficient and transparent research procedures as well as for the application of Monte Carlo techniques.