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General studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

You understand the meaning of the concept of
knowledge, different
forms of knowledge and different traditions for
knowledge building.
You understand the relationship between the
perspectives of
knowledge in different disciplines or
interdisciplinary areas
You have basic knowledge of the research
process and of various
research methods, especially about methods that
have particular
relevance to the own profession.You can apply
scientific literature in
your own work, as well as reference material in
your own knowledge
development.You have developed your knowhow and
participate in work-related projects and
thereby contribute to
knowledge development.

Learning outcomes

You read, understand and are able to critically
review scientific
You can assign forms of knowledge to
different types of thesis.
You can search, manage, and critically
evaluate academic articles
and research in your own professional field.
You know and understand the basic concepts
relating to
quantitative and qualitative data, as well as
how and when they can
be used.
You know and understand the concept design,
data collection
and analysis methods that generate both
quantitative and/or
qualitative data, and their relevance in the
field of research and
development of working life within your own
You can apply relevant methods in your own
You have mastered the basics of collecting
quantitative data, you
can use of a statistics program for data
analysis and you have
mastered the grounds for interpreting results
and reporting findings
in the form of descriptive statistics.
You can apply suitable collection and
analysis methods for
qualitative data, and account for results.
You have developed an exploratory approach
in order to be able
to contribute to knowledge development in your
professional field.
You can report and critically argue in
writing and you have
mastered the techniques reference citations.
You can apply principles of professional
and research ethics in
your studies.

Course contents

The research process
Theory of science
The literature review and it´s importance
Designs in qualitative and quantitative
Participation oriented designs
Questionnaires, interviews and observation
Systematic literature studies
Standardized measurement methods in the profile
areas of DHV
Research ethics
Information retrieval and - analysis
Critical reveiw of scientific articles, reports
and essays

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Patientsafety and evidence based care

Previous course names

Research methods and Knowledgetheory

Recommended or required reading

Flick, U. 2011.Introducing Research Methodology
A Beginner's Guide to Doing a Research Project.
Publications Ltd

Reference literature;
Jansson, R. 2013. English for scientific
research. A practical guide to
good science writing. Lund, Studentlitteratur

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 60 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 80 hours
  • Individual studies - 80 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 40 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 270 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 270 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

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


  • Karbin Daniela
  • Lejonqvist Gun-Britt
  • Stenbäck Pernilla


Stenbäck Pernilla

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Kursen börjar 29.8 klo 10.30-12.00 i stora
auditoriet. Obligatorisk närvaro.

Assessment methods

  • 2018-10-17 - Exams
  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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