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SVF-3025 Methods in social research: An interdisciplinary approach - 10 stp


The course is administrated by

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

Type of course

The course is mandatory for students in the Master's of Peace and Conflict Transformation.

It can be taken as a singular course.


Course contents

The course is designed to acquaint students with key concepts and skills in relation to research design and methodological approaches. It also contributes to the understanding of theoretical, ethical and practical issues surrounding research planning, data collection and analysis, and report/thesis writing.

Admission requirements

Bachelor`s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences.

An average grade equivalent to C or better in the Norwegian grading system is required.


Objective of the course

Students, who have successfully completed the course, should have the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge:

Analytical understanding:

Skills and competences:


Language of instruction

All lectures, seminar discussions, readings, assignments and the final exam shall be in English.

Teaching methods

A mix of lectures and seminars according to a detailed plan

 

The learning outcomes can only be achieved through active student participation. Students are thus expected to read and prepare before every lecture and/or seminar session.

 

The course is to be evaluated at the SSL (Student-Staff Liaison) forum in spring semester, as well as in an anonymous online evaluation every other spring semester.


Assessment

Candidates will write a school exam of 6 hours, answering several short and one long question. 

Grading will be on the scale of A to F, where F=Fail. 

The course is open for re-sit examination in the following semester.


Date for examination

Written exam 08.03.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.


Recommended reading/syllabus

Approx. 750 pages.
Lectures Spring 2019
Lecture post.doc. Zerihun Abebe Woldeselassie
f.aman. Mohammad Musfequs Salehin
f.kons. Anne Marit Bachmann
f.aman. Deatra E Walsh