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The course takes place in period

1 (2019-08-01 to 2019-10-27)


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

~ A general ability to use research approaches and evaluate those approaches based on the applicability and credibility of research findings in a specific context. ~ An ability to question and critically analyse research design.

Learning outcomes

* An understanding of why research is important in the cultural and media sphere. * An understanding of what the scientific and behavioural approaches entail and the main requirements of these processes. * An understanding of how research is conducted and applied in the various cultural and media specialisations.

Course contents

* Introduction: The research process * Research Design: Research Problems; Research Questions; Hypotheses * Research Design: Sampling and Ethics ** Workshop 1 * Literature Reviews * Quantitative Methodology: Surveys * Quantitative and Qualitative Methodology: Content Analysis * Qualitative Methodology: Interviews and Focus groups * Qualitative Methodology: Discourse and Critical Discourse Analysis ** Workshop 2 * Qualitative Methodology: Ethnography and Auto-Ethnography ** Examination

Prerequisites and co-requisites


Additional information

This course utilises continuous assessment techniques, culminating in a final summative assignment (written in the last class). Instructions will be provided in relevant classes, and deadlines clearly identified. Assignments submitted after any deadline will not be graded and will receive 0. Students need to attend at least 80% of all classes, participate in all workshops and complete the final examination with at least 50% in order to pass the course. Final course grade (1-5) is based on the following scores: 50-54 (1); 55-59 (2); 60-69 (3); 70-84 (4); 85-100 (5)

Recommended or required reading

See material on ItsLearning

Study activities

  • Lectures - 30 hours
  • Small-group work - 10 hours
  • Individual studies - 95 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

80% attendance across the course Completion of at least 80% of all course assignments (presented in class and on ItsLearning). Participation in workshops. Completion of the final written examination with a grade of 50% or more.


  • Hyde-Clarke Nathalie
  • Törnqvist Jutta


Hyde-Clarke Nathalie

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Group size

No limit (45 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

Until date 2019-11-15

The timetable of the course

See room reservations in ARBS

Course enrolment period

2019-08-12 to 2019-09-08

Assessment methods

  • Date of examination will be announced later - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-09-04 09:15 - 11:45 D173 Metodik Hyde-Clarke Nathalie
2019-09-05 09:15 - 11:45 D4107-08 Metodik Hyde-Clarke Nathalie
2019-09-10 09:15 - 11:45 D4107-08 Metodik Hyde-Clarke Nathalie
2019-09-11 13:15 - 16:15 D4107-08 Metodik Hyde-Clarke Nathalie
Törnqvist Jutta
2019-09-17 09:15 - 11:45 D4107-08 Metodik Hyde-Clarke Nathalie
2019-09-18 09:15 - 11:45 D4107-08 Metodik Hyde-Clarke Nathalie
2019-09-24 09:15 - 11:45 B518 Metodik Hyde-Clarke Nathalie
2019-09-25 09:15 - 11:45 A311 Metodik Hyde-Clarke Nathalie
2019-10-01 13:15 - 16:15 B518 Metodik Hyde-Clarke Nathalie
Törnqvist Jutta
2019-10-02 09:15 - 11:45 D4107-08 Metodik Hyde-Clarke Nathalie
2019-10-07 09:00 - 11:00 E385 Metodik Hyde-Clarke Nathalie
Löv Monica
2019-10-07 09:00 - 11:00 E387 Metodik Hyde-Clarke Nathalie

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