Metodologi og metoder

2019/2020

Modulets indhold, forløb og pædagogik

To provide students with a sound understanding of the main components of a research project including the linkage between various methodological choices and research design. To give students further insight into a variety of social scientific research strategies, including qualitative and quantitative research designs and methods. To enable students to read and reflect critically upon various types of academic research designs. To enable students to select, describe and implement their own methodological choices and research strategies, and to communicate their choices in their own project writing.

Based on a sound understanding of the main components of a research project, students will explore various methodological choices including theory selection and concrete techniques of data selection, collection and analysis in qualitative research and to a certain extent in quantitative research. This will be applied in actual project work in modules 9 and 18. 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 both qualitative and quantitative research designs, in order to enable students to make well-founded and ethically sound choices in their own project work, and read academic research critically.

The module consists of lectures, exercises and student contributions.

Læringsmål

Viden

  • possess knowledge of qualitative and quantitative social scientific methods and insights into 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.

Omfang og forventet arbejdsindsats

5 ECTS

Eksamen

Prøver

Prøvens navnMethodology and Methods
Prøveform
Aktiv deltagelse og/eller skriftlig opgave
The examination for module 1 is an internally assessed 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. The study board will define the requirements for active participation at the beginning of the semester.

Any re-examination will be a 48-hour take-home assignment set by the course instructor. The assignment paper must not exceed 5 pages.
ECTS5
Tilladte hjælpemidler
Alle skriftlige og alle elektroniske hjælpemidler
BedømmelsesformBestået/ikke bestået
CensurIntern prøve

Fakta om modulet

Engelsk titelMethodology and Methods
ModulkodeKAINF20191
ModultypeKursus
Varighed1 semester
SemesterEfterår
ECTS5
UndervisningssprogEngelsk
TompladsJa
UndervisningsstedCampus Aalborg, Anden placering
Modulansvarlig

Organisation

StudienævnStudienævnet for Internationale Forhold
InstitutInstitut for Kultur og Globale Studier
FakultetDet Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet