Nivå/kategori

Yrkesstudier

Undervisningsspråk

Engelska

Kurstyp

Obligatorisk

Rekommenderat studieår

3

Omfattning

5 sp

Kompetensmål

The aim of the course is to introduce theoretical perspectives and concepts in research on health and social services in order to help students to understand the importance of scientific reasoning, to evaluate why/how various interventions and research methods are appropriately chosen and used, and to see examples of the application of the scientific research process and to help students understand and evaluate different methods for gaining knowledge and writing a thesis work

Läranderesultat

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:

  • formulate appropriate research questions in their own field of expertise
  • understand the main differences in a qualitative and a quantitative research approach
  • understand and apply the steps of a research process to their own thesis work
    -is expected to be able to to choose methods for and under supervision do his/her thesis

Innehåll

The philosophy, theory and practice of research, paradigms and perspectives. The scope of research and the research process.Working with texts (content analysis), designing questionnaires, interviews. Developing practice by action research,critcal incident- and case studies

Förkunskaper

Introduction to scientific methods, scientific writing, information retrieval

Kursen ersätter följande kurser

Basics in and specific Research Methods

Litteratur

Kumar, R. 1999. Research Methodology. A step-by-step guide for beginners. London: SAGE publications. ISBN 0 7619 62131

Studieaktiviteter

  • Föreläsningar - 50 timmar
  • Övningsbaserad undervisning - 20 timmar
  • Självstudier - 60 timmar

Arbetsbelastning

  • Kursens totala antal arbetstimmar: 130 timmar
  • Varav självstyrda studieformer: 60 timmar
  • Varav schemalagda studier: 70 timmar

Undervisningsform

Närundervisning

Examinationsformer

  • Tentamina
  • Uppsatser

Lärare

  • Kimberley Nigel
  • Lejonqvist Gun-Britt

Examinator

Lejonqvist Gun-Britt

Antal kursplatser

Ingen begränsning

Kursens slutdatum

Slutdatum meddelas senare

Delprestation i kraft till

12 månader efter kursens slutdatum

Kursens tidtabell

3.9.08 Definitions, levels and forms of knowledge and research
5.9.08 The literature review
12.9.08 Formulating the research idea and the - questionsand research designs
17.9.08 Data collection, sampling
23.9.08 Analyzing and interpreting data and presenting the research results
25.9.08 Discussion, validity and reliability
30.9.08 WRITTEN EXAMINATION(Kumar, R. 1999)
1.10.08 Working with text and content analyses
8.10.08 Interviews
10.10.08 Observations
14.10.08 Questionnaires
16.10.08 Case studies
21.10.08 Action research
23.10.08 THESIS PLAN PRESENTATION (methoddiscussion)

Examinationsformer

  • 2008-12-11 - Tentamina
  • Datum meddelas senare - Uppsatser

Kurs och studieplanssökning