Research methodology

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Open University

At the Open University, you can study statistical data processing (SPSS) and complete a basic course in statistical methods. The Open University’s courses are subject to a fee. Those in an employment relationship with the University of Jyväskylä are usually entitled to a fifty per cent discount on the fees; some of the course offerings are also free due to staff training support. The language of the courses is usually Finnish.

Open University studies in English

Open University studies as staff training

Methodology Centre for Human Sciences IHME

IHME organises training on quantitative and qualitative research methods for all doctoral students and researchers based at the University of Jyväskylä, irrespective of faculty. The offerings include analysis software (R, Atlas.fi) user courses. These courses are open for all University of Jyväskylä doctoral students. It is recommended to register early for the courses, as they are filled up quickly. The language of the courses is Finnish or English.

Doctoral Course Curriculum

Courses in English

IT Services

The IT Services unit provides training on statistical data processing (SPSS, ATLAS.ti). The courses are part of staff training, so they are open primarily for doctoral students who are in an employment relationship with the University of Jyväskylä, but also for other doctoral students at our University if there is room in the course. The language of most of the courses is Finnish. Statistical advice for SPSS users is provided in English.

Staff training


Research support on using SPSS and statistical analysis

Info package for a new student

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The department provides basic and intermediate studies on statistics open to all students at the University of Jyväskylä. You can complete either individual courses or larger study modules. The language of the courses is Finnish or English.

Statistics teaching programme