The course is included in these curricula and study modules
Type of course
Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
The aim of the course is that students are able to prove basic knowledge in research methods that are specially relevant to the area of social service and can apply basic research methods in studies.
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
know and understand basic research concepts, designs, data collection and data analyse methods with both quantitative and qualitative research approaches and relevance to the research and developmental work within the area of social service.
read,analyze and critically review research articles, reports and thesis in Swedish, Finnish and English within the area of social service.
understand basic principles in research ethics.
Quantitative and qualitative research designs.
Questionnaire, interview and observation as data collection methods.
Critical review of scientific articles, reports and thesis.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
Basic courses in social service
Tutorials and skills trainings are compulsory.
Examination in statistics: Home examination 22-23.10.09
Examination in research process: Home examination
2.10.09. Deadline in Blackboard 7.10.09 at 9.00. Cut off date in Blackboard 31.12.09.
All the three examinations (tutorials, exam in statistics and research process) should be accomplished before getting the final grade.
Recommended or required reading
Jacobsen, D.I. 2007. Förståelse, beskrivning och förklaring. Introduktion till samhällsvetenskaplig metod för hälsovård och socialt arbete. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Larsson, Sam m.fl. (red.) 2005. Forskningsmetoder i socialt arbete. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
- Lectures - 44 hours
- Exercise based learning - 10 hours
- Individual studies - 79 hours
- Total workload of the course: 133 hours
- Of which autonomous studies: 79 hours
- Of which scheduled studies: 54 hours
Mode of Delivery
Participation in tuition
- Rosengren Åsa
- Sigfrids Ingmar
- Silius-Ahonen Ellinor
- Stenbock-Hult Bettina
- Sved Ann-Christine
- Wärnå Carola
Assignments valid until
12 months after course has ended
2009-10-23 - Exams