Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

Within this study unit we will focus on the
following competencies:

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.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

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
thesis (skill)
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)

Course contents

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

AB‑2‑051 Methodology

Additional information

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.

Study activities

  • 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

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the
following examinations:
Examination 1 ....
Examination 2.... etc.
(examinations include written examination tests,
demonstrations and presentations, reports and
produktions, essays, and also presence at
specified occasions)

The examinations contribute to the final grade as
follows: ...


Tigerstedt Christa


Tigerstedt Christa

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

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