Oslo, Norway

Research Methods in Data Science

when 6 July 2020 - 31 July 2020
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 100

What is Data Science, how do we approach problems in Data Science and how can Data Science contribute towards a sustainable future? In this course, we will try to review these questions. Initially, we will briefly question some common ideas we may have about what science is and how we do scientific research. What makes a research method suitable or not suitable? Focusing on specific cases, we will consider successes and disasters in the history of Data Science, with different protagonists, some working at research centers, others in the industry and the business sector.

We will teach the rules, methods and limits of Data Science as well as how to apply them to real world challenges. For example, approaching a sustainable future with renewable energy, improving the knowledge of our brain and mitigating the likelihood of financial crisis.

The course is designed for bachelor and master students working towards an academic research career, as well as for students aiming at the industry and business sector, where skills in data science are important.

Target group

Required preliminary courses
One half year of university studies (30 ECTS), in addition to the international summer schools general requirement. The requirement needs to be met by the application deadline.

Fee info

EUR 100: NOK 1000: All participants at OsloMet International Summer School must pay a summer school fee of 1000 NOK.

This covers participation, arrival service, welcome pack, social program, and excursions.