Syllabus for Geometric Data Analysis

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A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 4UK099
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Sociology of Education A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2010-10-11
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Educational Sciences
  • Revised: 2016-03-15
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 33, 2016
  • Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree corresponding to at least 180 credits, including at least 90 credits from disciplines pertaining to social sciences or the humanities.
  • Responsible department: Department of Education

Decisions and guidelines

The course is part of the Master Programme in Sociology of Education. The course can also be offered as an elective course.

Learning outcomes

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

Content

  • Basic mathematical premises for geometric data analysis
  • Application of geometric data analysis
  • Geometric data analysis in social sciences and humanities

Instruction

The course consists of lectures in mathematics and sociology and working sessions.

Assessment

The assessment is based on a written assignment which presents a geometric data analysis based on empirical data.

Syllabus Revisions

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 36, 2016

Statistics

  • Le Roux, Brigitte; Rouanet, Henry Multiple correspondence analysis

    London: Sage, c2010

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Le Roux, Brigitte.; Rouanet, Henry Geometric data analysis : from correspondence analysis to structured data analysis

    Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, cop. 2004

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    Mandatory

References

  • Benzécri, J.-P. L'analyse des données. : 2 L'analyse des correspondances ...

    Paris: Dunod, 1973

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    Mandatory

  • Benzécri, J.-P. Correspondence analysis handbook

    New York: Marcel Dekker, cop. 1992

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    Mandatory

  • Lebart, Ludovic; Morineau, Alain; Warwick, Kenneth M. Multivariate descriptive statistical analysis : correspondence analysis and related techniques for large matrices

    New York: Wiley, cop. 1984

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    Mandatory

Sociological Applications

  • Praktiske Grunde : Nordisk Tidsskrift for Kultur- og Samfundsvidenskab

    Fulltext

    Bergström, Ylva and Tobias Dalberg: "Political Position-taking. The Case of Young Citizens in a Swedish Rural Mining District." Issue 4, 2012, pp. 7-22

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    Mandatory

  • Cultural Capital in the Elite Subfield of Swedish Higher Education Börjesson, Mikael Broady, Donald; Le Roux, Brigitte; Lidegran, Ida; Palme, Mikael

    Part of:

    Poetics : international review for the theory of literature

    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2016.02.004

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    Mandatory

  • Ekelund, Bo; Börjesson, Mikael Comparing Literary Worlds : An Analysis of the Spaces of Fictional Universes in the Workk of Two US Prose Fition debut cohorts, 1940 and 1955

    Part of:

    Poetics : international review for the theory of literature

    vol. 33 (2005) nr. 5-6 (October- December 2005

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    Mandatory

  • Social Capital in the Field of Power : The Case of Norway Denord, Francois; Hjellbrekke, Johs; Korsnes, Olav; Lebaron, Frédéric; Le Roux, Brigitte

    Part of:

    Sociological review (Oxford)

    Oxford: Blackwell, 1997-

    vol. 59 (2011) nr. 1 s. 86-108

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    Mandatory

  • Hjellbrekke, Johs; et. al., The Norwegian Field of Power Anna 2000

    Part of:

    European societies.

    London: Taylor & Francis, 2002-

    vol. 9 (2007) nr. 2 s. 245-273

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    Mandatory

  • Lebaron, Frédéric Economists and the Economic Order : The Field of Economists and the Field of Power in France

    Part of:

    European societies.

    London: Taylor & Francis, 2002-

    vol. 3 (2001) nr. 1 s. 91-110

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    Mandatory

  • Class and Cultural Division in the UK Le Roux, Brigitte; Rouanet, Henry; Savage, Mike; Warde, Alan

    Part of:

    Sociology : the journal of the British Sociological Association

    London: the Assoc., 1967-

    vol. 42 (2008) s. 1049-1071

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    Mandatory

  • Melldahl, A.; Börjesson, Mikael Charting the Social Space : The Case of Sweden in 1990

    Part of:

    Coulangeon, Philippe; Duval, Julien The Routledge companion to Bourdieu’s 'Distinction'

    London: Routledge, 2015.

    s. 135-156

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    Mandatory

  • Rouanet, Henry; Ackermann, Werner; Le Roux, Brigitte The Geometric Analysis of Questionnaires : The Lesson of Bourdieu's La Distinction

    Part of:

    BMS: Bulletin of Sociological Methodology / Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique

    Sage Publications,

    vol. 65 (2000) nr. 1 s. 5-18

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    Mandatory

  • Suppes, Patrick Individual differences in online and computer-based learning : gifted and other diverse populations

    Stanford, CA: Center for the Study of Language and Information, 2013.

    Chpter 3: Le Roux, Brigitte and Henry Rouanet: "Geometric Analysis of Individual Differences."

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    Mandatory

And other articles (100 pp.)