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Course module: 424241-B-6
Causal Analysis Techniques for International Students
Course info
Course module424241-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; TSB: Methodology and Statistics; Methodology and Statistics;
Is part of
B Sociology (International Sociology)
B Human Resource Studies (HRS: People Management)
B Organization Studies
B Organization Studies: Global Management of Social Issues 
PM Organization Studies
PM Human Resource Studies (premaster HRS)
Convenant TSB
prof. dr. J.P.T.M. Gelissen
Other course modules lecturer
dr. E. Nagelkerke
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 12/10/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019

To gain knowledge and expertise in the following methods of analysis: One-Way Anova, Multiple Regression analysis, Path analysis, Logistic Regression analysis and multilevel analysis. Being able to connect a statistical technique to a certain research problem and to be able to apply this technique on empirical data and to correctly interpret the results of such analyses.


Students are advised to attend the tutorials. Attendance of SPSS-practicals is obligatory. Students are required to complete the assignments for the SPSS-practicals sufficiently.

The final grade of this course is based on the grade of the multiple-choice final exam. The multiple-choice final exam will consist of 30 questions. In 3 lectures, students get a quiz at the beginning of the lecture that will be graded. Taking the 3 quizzes is completely voluntary and there will no resit-opportunity offered. If a student passes a quiz with the grade 5.5 or higher, then the student earns that on the final multiple-choice exam 1 wrong answer will be compensated. In this way, the student can maximally compensate 3 wrong answers on the multiple-choice final exam.

Students pass the course if:

Their mark on the final examination is 5.5 or higher AND they have met the requirements of the SPSS-practicals.

The SPSS practicals need to be completed in the year in which one follows this course. The compensation of wrong answerson the multiple-choice final exam via the quizzes only applies to the two final exam opportunities that are offered in the academic year in which this course is taught.

Required Prerequisites

Enrollment for this course is only possible for students:
- who are Participating in a TSB Pre-Master for International Students Program OR
- who are Currently studying International Business Admininstration but wish to follow the Master Program in Human Resource Studies.
During the course the following subjects will be discussed:
  • Linear Regression Analysis (including dummy variables and interaction effects)
  • Path Analysis
  • Logistic Regression Analysis
Type of instructions
Lectures, tutorials, practicals (with obligatory attendance)
Type of exams
Multiple choice exam + practical requirement

Timetable information
424241-B-6|Causal Anal.Techn. for intern. student
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Caus.anal.Techn. intern. students: exam / Caus.anal.Techn. intern. students: examOTH_01BLOK 2117-12-2018
Caus.anal.Techn. intern. students: exam / Caus.anal.Techn. intern. students: examOTH_01BLOK 3204-04-2019
Required materials
To be announced
Obligatory readings will be announced via Blackboard
Title:Applied Statistics - From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques
Author:Rebbeca M. Warner
Publisher:Sage, 2013
Title:SPSS Survival Manual
Author:Julie Pallant
Publisher:Open University Press, Buckingham U.K., 2013
Title:Introduction to Techniques for Causal Analysis
Author:John Gelissen – University of Tilburg, Netherlands
Recommended materials
Caus.anal.Techn. intern. students: exam

Caus.anal.Techn. intern. students: pract

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