UCU social science students have the opportunity to do a minor in Methods & Statistics. If UCU students wish to enter a research master after the completion of their bachelor’s degree, a minor Methods and Statistics will be beneficial (and sometimes even required).
The Methods & Statistics minor consists of 4 courses. Three of these courses are required courses:
- Methods & Statistics I (UCACCMET11 or UCACCMET12)
- Methods & Statistics II (UCACCMET23 or UCACCMET22)
- Methods & Statistics III (UCACCMET31)
Note: Theory construction & statistical modeling (200300125: taught in English in the first quarter through the department of Methods and Statistics at the UU) may be used as a substitute for Methods & Statistics III.
The fourth course can be selected from the list below:
- Qualitative Inquiry in Everyday Life (UCACCMET24)
- Psychology Lab Course (UCSSCPSY25)
- Mathematical Methods (UCSCIMAT21)
- Basic Mathematics: Calculus (UCSCIMAT11) (can only be used if Methods & Statistics minor is being used as preparation for research master)
- Mathematical Modeling: Networks (UCSCIMAT22)
- A combination of two (2) additional modules of the Methods and Statistics II sequence (UCACCMET2A/ 2B/ 2C/ 2D) in combination with the Intro to Probability and Statistics lab (UCSCIMATL4)
- Conducting a survey (200500126: taught in English in the second quarter through the department of Methods and Statistics at the UU)
- Doing a qualitative research project (2010000129: taught in English in the third quarter through the department of Methods and Statistics at the UU)
Note: The module UCACCMET2D cannot be taken in combination with UCACCMET24.
If you wish to use a different (off-campus) course as the fourth course in the M&S minor, you can file forms ‘minor proposal’ and ‘off-campus course’ with the exam board. The course must be either:
- another methods and/or statistics course; or
- a higher level mathematics course; or
- a course containing extended training in applying statistics in empirical studies.
Note: The course UCSCIMAT01 does not fulfill these requirements!