Samfundsvidenskabelig metode

2018/2019

Modulets indhold, forløb og pædagogik

 

  • to provide students with a deepter insight into a variety of social scientific research methods, including qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • to enable students to read, understand and evaluate other scientists’ research on the basis of methodological approaches and to select, describe and implement their own methodological choices on a well-founded basis in relation to their own project writing.
  • to enable students to plan and undertake various types of qualitative and quantitative studies.

The students will work with a variety of specific methodological approaches, including interview technique, field work, etc. which they will later use in practice in the project work. In the presentations of qualitative methods, emphasis will be on how students can translate these methods into their own practices. Furthermore, strong emphasis will be placed on discussing quality criteria in the contexts of various methods, both qualitative and quantitative, in order to enable students to read other scientists’ research critically and make well-founded choices in their own project work.

 

Læringsmål

Viden

  • possess knowledge of qualitative and quantitative social scientific methods and insights into the practical and theoretical issues relating to the implementation of qualitative and quantitative studies
  • possess knowledge about quality criteria for social scientific methods, both qualitative and quantitative

Færdigheder

  • .can apply their knowledge to make well-founded methodological choices in their own work
  • can apply their knowledge to assess existing research critically
  • can plan and undertake their own qualitative and quantitative studies in connection with project writing.

Kompetencer

  • can reflect on and argue for their methodological choices in their project writing.

Undervisningsform

The module consists of lectures, possibly with exercises and student contributions.

Omfang og forventet arbejdsindsats

5 ECTS

Eksamen

Prøver

Prøvens navnTheories of Social Science and Methodology
Prøveform
Aktiv deltagelse og/eller skriftlig opgave
The module is evaluated at an internal examination consisting of a requirement of 80% attendance of the module’s teaching sessions as well as thorough preparation of and active participation in the module’s activities.

Any re-examination will be a 48-hour take-home assignment set by the course instructor. The assignment paper must not exceed five pages.
ECTS5
Tilladte hjælpemidler
Alle skriftlige og alle elektroniske hjælpemidler
BedømmelsesformBestået/ikke bestået
CensurIntern prøve

Fakta om modulet

Engelsk titelTheories of Social Science and Methodology
ModulkodeKAINF20171
ModultypeKursus
Varighed1 semester
SemesterEfterår
ECTS5
UndervisningssprogEngelsk
TompladsJa
UndervisningsstedCampus Aalborg
Modulansvarlig

Organisation

StudienævnStudienævnet for Internationale Forhold
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