The course is included in these curricula and study modules
Type of course
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Recommended year of study
Total number of ECTS
Within this study unit we will focus on the
Fact-based decision making
Learning and Career-oriented Competencies
Innovation and Development Competencies
Communicative and Social Competencies
Ethical and sustainability Competencies
as well as SDG no 4 (Quality education)
The aim of the course is to present and discuss
different types of qualitative methods, their
background, aim and use.
The aim of the second part of the course is to
present and discuss different types of
methods, their background, aim and use.
Once you have completed the study unit you will
have be able to:
Describe the research process (knowledge)
Have knowledge of some different research methods
for collection, processing and analysis of data
Delimit a theme and formulate an aim and research
questions for your thesis (skill)
Know how to find or collect relevant data for your
Process and analyze data to the degree that is
relevant for your thesis (skill)
Consider the occupation- and research ethical
principles that apply to your thesis (attitude)
The research process and qualitative methods
as focus group-, interviewing, observation-,
studies and action research.
The research process and quantitative methods
such as, for instance: t-test, ANOVA, cross
correlation-, regression- and similar methods.
Prerequisites and co-requisites
All first and second year studies. This study unit is
meant for third year studens.
Previous course names
The content and the schedules will be discussed in
detail during the first sessions. Qualitative
methods : Christa Tigerstedt, Quantitative methods
: New teacher.
It is mandatory to attend the first session on 9.9.
The course is fully online.
- Lectures - 20 hours
- Individual- and group instruction - 15 hours
- Practical exercises - 15 hours
- Individual studies - 85 hours
- Total workload of the course: 135 hours
- Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
- Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours
Mode of Delivery
Supported virtual education
To pass the course the student should pass the
Examination 1 ....
Examination 2.... etc.
(examinations include written examination tests,
demonstrations and presentations, reports and
produktions, essays, and also presence at
The examinations contribute to the final grade as
Home page of the course
Assignments valid until
12 months after course has ended