Research Skills and Methods I


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to prepare students to plan and conduct research by introducing consecutive steps of the research process. Students will learn basic research methods used in humanities and social sciences. They will have opportunities to develop writing and presentation skills. The course consists of units devoted to general introduction to epistemology, research objectives, research design, writing a research proposal, research methods (methods of data collection and analysis, interviews, methods of visual and textual analysis), and presenting research results.

Learning objectives


In this module students will acquire

  • understanding of the specifics of conducting research in the field of humanities, with a special focus on new media studies
  • Understanding of the specific style of academic writing


In this module students will acquire skills

  • Ability to apply the rules of good academic practice
  • Ability to define the research object and formulate research questions
  • Ability to select the appropriate method relevant to the research goals
  • Ability to organise and write an academic paper and deliver a multimedia presentation.


In this module students will acquire 

  • Conduct self-assessment and make decisions regarding future development.



Name of examResearch Skills and Methods I
Type of exam
Oral exam
The students individually prepare parameters of a research project of their choice. The students present their projects in the form of multimedia presentation and discuss them in public. Part of the assessment is satisfactory and active participation in the course.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleResearch Skills and Methods I
Module codeKAMAC201514
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
This module is offered only as a part of the ERASMUS MUNDUS Master of Excellence: Media Arts Cultures City University of Hong Kong
3rd semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Art, Health and Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities