The course is part of the Master's Programme in Sociology of Education. The course can also be offered as an elective course.
The course provides a general introduction to the mathematical basics of geometrical data analysis and an understanding of how these methods can be applied to studies in the social sciences and the humanities
After completion of the course students should be able to
explain and present basic mathematical premises for geometric data analysis
use statistical software for geometric data analysis
carry out geometric data analyses based on empirical data
critically analyse to what studies geometric data analysis can be applied and in what ways geometric data analysis can be best used in specific examples
Basic mathematical premises for geometric data analysis
Application of geometric data analysis
Geometric data analysis in social sciences and humanities
The course consists of lectures in mathematics and sociology and working sessions.
The assessment is based on a written assignment which presents a geometric data analysis based on empirical data.