Course code EDS415

EDS415 Forskningsmetode i PhD prosjekter: Forskningsdesign og metodevalg med fokus på kvalitativ forskning

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Emneansvarlige: Espen Olav Sjaastad, Esben Leifsen
Studiepoeng: 5
Ansvarlig fakultet: Fakultet for landskap og samfunn
Frekvens: Årlig
Undervises på språk: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Begrensning antall plasser:
16 
Undervises i periode:
Emnet har undervisning i høstparallell, vurdering i høstparallell.
Første gang: Studieår 2009-2010
Fortrinnsrett: <p>1. PHD-NOR</p><p>2 PHD-ILP</p><p>3 PHD-NMBU</p>
Undervises hvor?: Campus Ås
Emnets innhold:
The main objective of the course is to provide course participants with a basic understanding of some of the key elements of the methodological part of research design in a PhD project. Participants will acquire a better informed basis for choosing and combining different methods used in social science and interdisciplinary research. The course consists of two parts: The focus in the first part is on research design and the implications of methodological choices in projects based either on single or multiple/mixed methods (such as a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods). In the second part, participants are introduced to the basic characteristics of qualitative research and to the kinds of knowledge production that qualitative methods can provide. A main objective is to challenge the participants to reflect on the possibilities and limitations involved in different methodological choices, to provide a basis for an informed discussion of the methodological challenges implied in combining research methods, and to use this insight to inform the work with the research design of their own PhD projects.
Læringsutbytte:

Participants will:

  • become familiar with key elements of the methodological part of research design in a PhD project.
  • acquire an informed basis for choosing and combining different methods used in social science and interdisciplinary research.  
  • Become familiar with the implications of methodological choices in projects based on single and mixed methods.
  • acquire a basic understanding of main characteristics of qualitative research.  
Læringsaktiviteter:
Participation in classes is essential in this course. It adopts a participatory approach in that the lecturers and students work inter actively. The course consists of lectures by teachers, discussions and presentations by course participants. Students are also required to read and actively use the literature in the reading list, and must write two short papers (a note on method use and a reflection note) in relation to the course
Læringsstøtte:
Discussions and feedback between students, course responsible, and participating staff.
Pensum:
Selected articles and bookchapters.
Forutsatte forkunnskaper:
Participants must hold a Master´s degree or equivalent. They must also have been admitted to a PhD programme, and have formulated a research proposal which can be further developed.
Anbefalte forkunnskaper:
Master degree based in either social or interdisciplinary science with a focus on development-oriented problems. Participants must have initiated their PhD studies.
Obligatorisk aktivitet:
Participation in lectures is mandatory.
Vurderingsordning:
Continuous evaluation. Two written assignments; a preliminary note on planned method use in the participants' PhD projects, and a final reflection note based on insight from the course on methodological choices regarding the design of the PhD projects. Grading: pass / fail. English only.
Sensor:
Evaluation setup to be approved by external examiner.
Normert arbeidsmengde:
125 timer
Opptakskrav:
The participants must have initiated their PhD studies (be admitted to a PhD programme) and have formulated a research proposal which can be further developed during the course.
Overlapp:
Nei
Undervisningstid:
30 hours of lectures, seminars and guidance.
Eksamensdetaljer: Mappevurdering: Bestått/ Ikke bestått