The course is included in these curricula and study modules

The course takes place in period

1 (2021-08-01 to 2021-10-24)


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

* Literature Reviews
* Quantitative Methodology: Surveys
* Quantitative and Qualitative Methodology:
Content Analysis
* Qualitative Methodology: Interviews and Focus
* Qualitative Methodology: Discourse and
Discourse Analysis
* Qualitative Methodology: Ethnography and

* Data analytics
* Visual analysis
* Narrative analysis

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 - 5 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 3 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 10 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 57 hours
  • Individual studies - 60 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

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • 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).
Completion of the final written examination
with a grade of 50% or more.


  • Nylund Mats
  • Träskman Tomas


Nylund Mats

Group size

No limit (47 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

See room reservations in ARBS

Course enrolment period

2021-08-16 to 2021-09-17

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2021-09-01 09:15 - 12:00 D4110 Metodik Nylund Mats
2021-09-08 13:15 - 15:00 A311 Metodik Nylund Mats
2021-09-15 13:15 - 16:00 D4110 Metodik Nylund Mats
2021-09-22 09:15 - 12:00 D4110 Metodik Nylund Mats
2021-09-29 13:15 - 16:00 D4110 Metodik Nylund Mats
2021-10-06 13:15 - 15:00 D4110 Metodik Nylund Mats
2021-10-13 09:15 - 12:00 D4110 Metodik Nylund Mats
2021-10-20 09:15 - 12:00 B518 Metodik Nylund Mats

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