In the module students will learn to plan large and complex research studies independently and on the basis of Information Architecture. Emphasis will be on the student’s independent identification and description of the research object, and on the student’s reflections on various methodological approaches for the implementation of the research study, including quantitative and qualitative approaches.
The module comprises virtual courses, seminars and supervision within the following area:
In this module students will acquire knowledge of:
disciplinary paradigms and scientific methods
the correlation between theory of science, scientific methods and choice of theory in scientific research studies
In this module students will acquire skills in:
structuring subject specific research studies and research projects, including choice of research object, method and theory
assessing the consequences of various methodological and theoretical approaches to subject specific studies and research projects
In this module students will acquire competences in:
structuring subject specific studies and research projects in specific contexts in practice
working independently and engaging in professional collaboration as regards the structuring of subject specific studies and research projects, with a professional approach.
|Name of exam||Research Methodology|
|Type of exam|
Written examThe examination is a take-home assignment in which the student/s will explain the design of a large subject specific study within the disciplinary area of the programme, on the basis of the module, however the actual study will not be carried out. The student/s will choose the topic, and the submission deadline will be set by the Study Board.
The written assignment may be prepared in groups of up to three students. If the written assignment is prepared in a group, it must be stated which student is responsible for which part of the work. The written performance will be assessed, that is, each student will be assessed on the basis of the specific paragraphs written by that student. The written assignment paper must not exceed eight pages if written individually, ten pages if written in groups of two, and twelve pages if written in groups of three students.
Literature foundation: 500 standard pages supervisor approved, self-selected literature related to the project.
All written and all electronic aids
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||In the evaluation of the examination performance, the
assessment of 'pass' will be awarded to students who
demonstrate that they have fulfilled the above objectives to a
The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner; in case of a fail grade, the assignment paper will also be evaluated by another internal examiner.
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Communication and Digital Media|
|Faculty||The Faculty of Humanities|