HEM4113 - Research Methods - course II
Empirical research in social sciences. This course focuses on methodological challenges of doing empirical research in social sciences:
- The theory and rationale of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
- Designs of qualitative and quantitative research
- Qualitative and quantitative research in practice
- Validity of inferences from qualitative and quantitative research
The course aims to give the students an understanding of methodological challenges in empirical research in social Sciences.
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Recommended previous knowledge
The course is a part of the Master programme in Comparative and International Education and the Master programme in Higher Education.
The course combines lectures and seminars.
On conclusion of the unit, the students sit a 6 hours written examination.
Examination support material
This exam is an open book exam. Students are allowed to use the course literature, notes and dictionaries during the examination.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
You may request an explanation of your grades, and you may also appeal against your grades or make a complaint about formal examination errors. Read more about explanations and appeals.
Special examination arrangements
If you have a disability or a health problem that entails significant inconvenience in an examination situation, you may be considered for special examination arrangements. Mothers who are breastfeeding may apply for extra time to complete the exam.