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EDU4010 – Research methods I

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Course content

This course focuses on methodological challenges of doing empirical research in social sciences. The course explores the theory and rationale of qualitative and quantitative methods. Secondly, the course aims at exploring the theory and rationale of qualitative research and the processes of discovery involved in its practice.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

The course is a part of the Master programme in Comparative and International Education and the Master programme in Higher Education. Only students formally accepted to these programmes may attend this course.


There will be a written examination of six hours duration with questions related to the syllabus, lectures and discussions.

Grades are: Pass or Fail.


This course is under revision.

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