2825.17 - Method II
Secondary education or equivalent qualifications.
The purpose of this course is to give the students a solid understanding of qualitative methods commonly used in the social sciences.
The students are taught the most commonly used qualitative methods such as interview, observation, document analysis and biographical methods, as well as how to interpret and analyse qualitative data. The students are also introduced to ethical questions associated with qualitative research.
Learning and teaching approaches
Lectures, exercises, group work, and student presentations.
After completing the course, the students will: • Be able to describe the qualitative methods they have learned during the course. • Be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages associated with different qualitative methods. • Have the ability to independently evaluate the strength of qualitative sources. • Be able to independently and consciously make decisions regarding methodological choices in empirical research. • Be able to use the methods they have learned during the course to complete a research project in praxis.
Oral exam based on a written synopsis and the distributed bibliography. The students write the synopsis independently and it shall be between 1.800-2.000 words.
Jens Christian Svabo Justinussen