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.
|Prøvens navn||Methodology and Methods|
Aktiv deltagelse og/eller skriftlig opgaveThe 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.
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|Vurderingskriterier||Vurderingskriterierne er angivet i Universitetets eksamensordning|
|Engelsk titel||Methodology and Methods|
|Undervisningssted||Campus Aalborg, Anden placering|
|Studienævn||Studienævn for Internationale Forhold|
|Institut||Institut for Politik og Samfund|
|Fakultet||Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet|