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SVF-8067 Designing research with relevance for the practice field - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Fakultet for humaniora, samfunnsvitenskap og lærerutdanning

Type of course

The course may be taken as a single course by doctoral students from Norway and other countries.

Course contents

Practice relevance, practice led research and innovation have increasingly become guiding principles for developing high-quality research and for assessing research impact.

Students will be introduced to the main arguments for these principles, and to different approaches to design sound research projects in cooperation with frontline social services, service administrators, policy makers and service end-users.

Challenges for developing practice relevant research will be discussed from the perspectives of both academics and practitioners.

Lectures will discuss how to identify gate keepers to the services, how to identify research topics with relevance to the practice field, and common challenges encountered when building a net of respondents.

Students are encouraged to evaluate critically the contribution that they expect their own research project to make for the practice field.

Application deadline

December 1st for the spring semester

Admission requirements

Course code 9301 - Singular courses at PhD level

Objective of the course

The students have the following learning outcomes:


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Teaching methods

Teaching methods include lectures by academics and different stakeholders in the practice field. PhD-students are expected to present their ongoing research and to assess the relevance of their work for the practice field and/ or policy making.

The duration of the course is three days (22,5 hours).