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IND-3012 GENI - Research Methods and Indigenous Research Ethics - 5 stp

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Type of course

The student must be enrolled in the Master in Governance and Entrepreneurship in Northern and Indigenous Areas (GENI).

The course is a prerequisite to IND-3013 GENI Applied Research Project and IND-3902 GENI - Thesis Seminar. It cannot be taken as a singular course. 

Course contents

The course provides insights into quantitative and qualitative methodologies, emphasising their theoretical and technical foundations. It fosters skills relevant for designing research, selecting appropriate methods, collecting and handling data, and writing up research. It also provides guidelines for identifying and addressing practical challenges associated with research in difficult and post-conflict settings. It introduces students to the ethical questions and requirements surrounding research related to Indigenous peoples.

Objective of the course

The students have the following learning outcomes:


The student:


The student is able to / can:

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The course will involve 6 lectures over 6 weeks. These will be supplemented with weekly seminar discussions of the course material, as well as group and one-on-one discussions of planned research projects. Students are also expected to complete an online module in research ethics.

The course is offered in the fall semester (August - December).


The following coursework requirements must be completed and approved in order to take the final exam:

The exam will consist of:

The exam will be assessed on a Pass/Fail basis.

Retake is offered in the beginning of the following semester in cases of Fail. Deferred examination is offered in the beginning of the following semester if the student is unable to take the final exam due to illness or other exceptional circumstances. Registration deadline for retake is January 15. A passing grade is required before the student can start the course IND-3013 Applied Research Project.

Date for examination

Home examination hand in date 27.10.2020

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