Forecasting Methods and Causal Inference for the Social Sciences, 7.5 credits
Academic year 2023/2024
Spring 2024, 100%, Campus
Start date: 21 March 2024
End date: 25 April 2024
Application deadline: 16 October 2023
Application code: UU-70519 Application
Language of instruction: English
Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)
Registration: Please contact the department.
Entry requirements: Fulfilment of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree, from an internationally recognised university. A quantitative research methods course at the advanced level of at least 7.5 credits, or 60 credits of statistics at the undergraduate level, or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500
Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500
About the course
This course provides you with in-depth knowledge of quantitative methods as used in social science. More specifically, it focuses on common methods related to (a) forecasting and (b) causal inference. This includes training the your ability to specify, estimate, and interpret such models. In addition, there will be a focus on evaluating different methods and highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. During the course, you will work with a variety of practical applications. As the teaching will primarily rely on the R programming language, basic proficiency in R is presumed.
Department of Peace and Conflict Research
Gamla Torget 3, 1tr 753 20 Uppsala
Box 514, 751 20 UPPSALA
Chris Chau (Bachelor's level)
Telephone: +46 18 471 23 79
Ingalill Blad Ögren (Master's level)
Telephone: +46 18 471 23 49