The students carry out, either independently or in small groups, assignments of analyzing quantitative data, in which the basis and materials are provided by the lectures, literature and other sources whenever possible (such as recordings of expert lectures). In concrete terns, a learning assignments can consist, for instance, of the analysis of data collected for the student's own thesis, or of sample data used in the course. By agreement, the course can also be arranged and carried out in other ways, such as by taking part in the activities of a research group in the faculty.
The student's course performance is
0 = unfinished and fragmented, with no concretization of the basic principles of analyzing quantitative research data
1 = highly superficial, the analysis is very superficial and contains lots of mistaken interpretations and erroneous conclusions
2 = supeficial, the analysis is superficial and contains some mistaken interpretations and erroneous conclusions
3 = reflective. the analysis is justified and the results do not reveal many mistaken interpretations or erroneous conclusions
4 = an analytical and partly very successful whole, in which the proper methods of analysis were chosen for each situation, the student knew how to interpret the results mainly right without any significant erroneous conclusions
5 = a systematic and analytical whole, in which the proper methods were chosen for each situation, the stuent knew how to interpret the result correctly without any erroneous conclusions
Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.