Semester tution start
Language of instruction
Overview of research methods, aiming at understanding what method to apply for a certain research question Outline and design of a research project Literature search Scientific writing Get feedback from a fellow student (peer reviewer) on a chosen previous exam assignment Rules and regulations for ethical conduct of research, incl. privacy data protection issues Presentation technique
A candidate who has completed this course should have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills, and general competence:
Has thorough knowledge of writing in research processes Has thorough knowledge of forums and channels in which research results are published Has thorough knowledge of the formal academic writing conventions Has thorough understanding of the common research methods in their field Skills
Can conduct searches in literature databases and identify applicable research results Can analyze and critically evaluate various information sources Can write summaries using their own words Can formulate scientific reports Can use electronic referencing tools Can carry out objective and constructive peer reviews on written work Can identify the research method used in a scientific text Can explain the application of a research method in a research project Can discuss and compare research approaches in the domain of quantitative or qualitative methods General competence
Can identify research fraud and plagiarism Has a thorough knowledge of responsibility for author and co-authorship in accordance with the Vancouver Convention
Required prerequisite knowledge
MPH100 Quantitative Research Methods
MPH105 Qualitative Research Methods
Form of assessment
The assessment in the course is a 14-day home exam.
Oral presentation, Written assignment, 80% Attendance
1) Oral presentation
2) Written assignment
3) 80% class attendance. If more than 50% attendance is achieved the student may, if the faculty finds the basis sufficient, be given an individual evaluation.
Method of work
The course is organized in on-campus modules, and the course work will consist of lectures, seminars, peer review and individual work.
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There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.
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