Bachelor's Programme in Planning and Communication
Bachelor's Programme in Global Development Studies
Language of instruction
On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
provide an overview of research methods used in social sciences
apply social science methods in exercises of data collection and analysis
provide an overview of different analytical approaches
identify and discuss guidelines and debates of research ethics and the criteria for conducting solid research
write a research project proposal where methodology and methods are described in detail
plan for fieldwork and explain how data, theory and concepts are used as a basis for writing up research
take responsibility for and reflect on their role as a student researcher
The aim of the course is to give students a basic introduction to quantitative and qualitative approaches in social science research methods. The course provides students with an overview of the different phases of research and different methods, as well as insight into methodological strategies for the analysis of data, documents and texts. Focus will be placed on several methodologies, research design and planning, research ethics and how to do fieldwork in various cultural contexts and settings. The course will provide students with the tools needed to conduct fieldwork and write a bachelor thesis.
Lectures, seminars and group work.
Participation in group work and approved group work hand-in. Further information can be found in Canvas at the start of the semester.
The person responsible for the course decides, in cooperation with student representative, the form of student evaluation and whether the course is to have a midway or end of course evaluation in accordance with the quality system for education, chapter 4.1.