Applied Research Methods
Applied Research Methods familiarizes students with relevant topics within qualitative and quantitative research methods. Students are expected to have some knowledge about one or more of the methods. Therefore, the course will focus on specific methods that are of relevance for cross-disciplinary analysis and research. The course is built around a case study in Copenhagen on a topic relevant for global development. Group work on the case study is employed as means to increase students’ methodological skills and analytical capacities.
MSc programme in Global Development
After completing the course, the student should be able to:
- Describe central concepts in qualitative and quantitative data gathering and analysis and GIS methods
- Plan and perform a survey
- Perform statistical analyses of survey data, using appropriate statistical software
- Plan and perform participant observation and qualitative interviews
- Perform qualitative analyses, using appropriate software.
- Write an integrated report of main research findings.
- Select relevant methods for data gathering and analysis;
- Critically examine and evaluate the choice of research method in scientific and scholarly work;
- Ability to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries.
The course is based on a combination of lectures and interactive seminars drawing on relevant academic literature. Students develop their practical skills through exercises and an extensive empirical case study in Copenhagen combining and integrating the research methods.
Course registration is automatic for students on 1st semester.
This course is fully booked and therefore not open to credit/exchange students.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Type of assessment details
- Written group report of maximum 12 pages with individual
contributions clearly indicated. The report is composed of
quantitative and qualitative data and an integrated analysis of the
Formal requirements for written assignments and exams are described in section 4.5 in Curricula’s Common Part.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment
See 'Learning Outcome'
- Practical exercises
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
- Block 1
- Study Board for Global Development
- Department of Anthropology
- Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
- Department of Economics
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Henrik Hansen (13-6a6770746b6d306a63707567704267657170306d7730666d)
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