Applied Methods

2023/2024

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This module comprises a course that includes workshops within method application relating to the subject areas and disciplinary profiles of the program. The module is also designed to support students’ employability.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Applied methods within the central disciplines and elective profiles of the programme
  • justification of the methods used within the humanistic social sciences in relation to different types of data, including digital sources
  • links between own learning, methods, tools acquired and transference to relevant professions.

Skills

  • formulating strategies for data collection and data analysis that meet requirements regarding data validity, ethics and data protection in relation to concrete digital and/or face-to-face settings
  • critically assessing and selecting among the methods and research strategies of the subject area
  • setting up new models for analysis and problem solving according to problem analysis
  • transferring knowledge of methodological considerations concerning specific international and/or intercultural issues to relevant professions.

Competences

  • translating knowledge of methods and research design into concrete tools of problem analysis within the central disciplines and elective profiles of the programme
  • translating own learning, methods and tools acquired into concrete tools useful for relevant professions
  • assuming independent responsibility for personal learning.

Type of instruction

Type of instruction is described in § 17 in the curriculum.

Exam

Exams

Name of examApplied Methods
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a portfolio comprising contributions from the students set by the examiner on the basis of the course module. During the course, students will be expected to work on improving their assignment before final submission.

The examination portfolio will be prepared individually by the student and must not exceed 10 pages. The assignment paper will be evaluated by an internal examiner.

Re-examination is a 2-day take-home assignment given by the examiner on the basis of the curriculum for the module in Applied methods. The assignment response paper must not exceed 10 pages. The assignment paper will be evaluated by an internal examiner.
ECTS5
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAnvendt metode
Module codeKACCG2210
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board for Cross-Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities