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PhD-course in Research Design DUH225


Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

Facts
Emnekode

DUH225

Vekting (SP)

5

Semester undervisningsstart

Autumn

Antall semestre

1

Vurderingsemester

Autumn

Undervisningsspråk

English, Norwegian

Tilbys av

Faculty of Arts and Education, Faculty of Arts and Education

Learning outcome

Knowledge

The student will gain knowledge of:

  • What a research design is
  • Different types of qualitative and quantitative designs, and mixed methods designs
  • The foundations and the appropriateness of different design in the social sciences and the humanities.

Skills

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Critically analyse the inherent logic of a research design
  • Discuss and evaluate appropriate research design
  • Reflect on and if necessary revise the design of a research project
  • Develop an appropriate research design

General competence

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand similarities and differences between types of research design
  • Identify and reflect on different challenges related to the development of an appropriate research design
  • Apply skills and knowledge on research design to develop and refine a research proposal
Content
The course offers an introduction to research design particularly related to quantitative and qualitative approaches and mixed-methods. Lectures will present an overview of different types of design within the three main types, with examples from ongoing or recent research projects. In seminars students will take active part in critical and constructive discussions of the designs of fellow students, discussions of examples of research designs as well as creative design processes. The seminars will be the starting point for the work with the course assignment.
Required prerequisite knowledge
None
Eksamen / vurdering
Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Karakter Hjelpemiddel
Folder evaluation 1/1 Pass - Fail

Evaluation will be based on a portfolio consisting of two papers (total of 4000 words +/- 10 %), allowing the students to apply their skills and knowledge on research design 1) to refine or reflect on their own PhD projects, and 2) to write a short proposal for a potential project. The paper may be written in English or in a Scandinavian language. The paper is evaluated pass/fail.

Coursework requirements
Active participation in lectures and seminars
Attendance at the sessions is obligatory. A student who, for whatever reason, is absent from 25% or more of the sessions will not be permitted to submit the paper.
Course teacher(s)
Course teacher: Kjersti Balle Tharaldsen
Course teacher: Per Henning Uppstad
Course teacher: Lars Edvin Bru
Course coordinator: Arne Olav Nygard
Method of work

The course will be held as lectures and seminars with discussions and student activity.

A detailed timetable will be available to the course participants at the beginning of the semester.

Open for

The course is compulsory for PhD-candidates at the Faculty of Arts and Education and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stavanger. PhD-candidates at PhD-programs at other research institutions may also participate in the course.

The course is taught in Norwegian unless some of the participants do not understand a Scandinavian language. In this case, English will be the teaching language.

Course assessment
An evaluation form in accordance with the expectations in the UiS quality system will be made available to the candidates after the completion of the course. The course participants are encouraged to contribute to the course evaluation.
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