APSK15609U  Discourse Analysis

Årgang 2017/2018
Engelsk titel

Discourse Analysis

Kursusindhold

This course introduces some of the main themes and issues in discourse research using research in discursive psychology. Through this it examines the role of discourse in shaping social interaction and its psychological implications for the study of minds, selves, sense-making and other topics in psychology. The course is concerned mainly with how talk (and text) works in general, about the construction of identity,  about language and how it works, and about the sources of the order and patterning in social interaction. The course aims to demonstrate that we study social life in studying discourse.

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • identify some key themes in discourse analysis;

  • appreciate the consequences of discourse research for some key topics in social science, such as indentity, interaction and subjectivity;

  • be familiar with some discourse analytical techniques and their consequences for analysing social interactions.

  1. Learning Outcome specific for this course:

On successful completion of the course, students will have acquired competence in critical evaluation of issues and agenda for discourse analysis within the tradition of qualitative analysis in relation to the philosophical issues of the nature of knowledge production. They will be able to demonstrate essential skills and awareness for conducting discourse analysis for the assignment. They will have acquired an arrange of research strategies for data generation/collection acquisition and conducting an empirical work relevant to the research question and the theoretical framework chosen.

Målbeskrivelser

Efter modulet har den studerende opnaet et omfattende niveau af videnskabeligt og metodologisk forankrede kompetencer i forhold til det specifikke design-, planlagnings-, udviklings-, og/eller anvendelsesmassige indhold og fokus i det enkelte metodefag. Dette demonstrerer den studerende gennem enten a) udviklingen af et dataindsamlingsredskab og/eller b) gennemforelse af en videnskabelig metodisk baseret undersogelse af et defineret psykologisk emne, problem, genstandsfelt eller begreb.

Den studerende kan ved afslutning af undervisningen:

  • Definere og beskrive hvilket psykologisk emne, problem, genstandsfelt eller begreb, der soges a) afdakket/undersogt med det udviklede dataindsamlingsredskab og/eller b) undersogt gennem anvendelse af den/de givne analysemetode/r.
  • Beskrive den arbejdsproces som er gennemlobet i forbindelse med a) udvikling af dataindsamlingsredskabet og/eller b) undersogelsens analytiske gennemforelse.
  • Redegøre og argumentere for de metodiske og analytiske valg, der er truffet i forbindelse arbejdsprocessen.
  • Reflektere over og diskutere metode-kritisk (styrker og svagheder) i forhold til de metodiske og/eller analysemassige valg, der er truffet i forbindelse med arbejdsprocessen, samt i forhold til hvorledes enkeltstaende valg har haft betydning for andre valg (dynamikken i arbejdsprocessen).
  • Mundtligt eller skriftligt fremlægge/præsentere resultatet af det konkrete arbejde i form af a) et dataindsamlingsredskab og/eller b/ et undersogelsesresultat.
The course uses multimodal approach to learning, which includes lectures, seminars, student presentations and tutorials. Students’ active participation and contribution to discussions are required for successful completion of the course.
The student will be asked to meet with the tutor for a one-to-one (or group, if preferred) tutorial at the tutor’s office. The tutorial is to help support the student develop his/her assignment idea and prepare for the assignment in good time. The tutorial is scheduled between Wks 13 and 17 (TBC).
Point
7,5 ECTS
Prøveform
Skriftlig aflevering
Kursusdeltagelse med opsyn.
PRØVEFORM: Written take-home assignment. Choose a topic relevant to psychology and submit an essay of a discourse analysis of the chosen data. The essay includes a brief introduction including a description of the context of the study and a concise literature review of the topic, a description of the methodology and a discourse analysis with a conclusion and implications to theory, methods and practice. The length of the assignment follows the department’s regulation (see the course handbook).
The assignment can be written individually or collaboratively (Max 10 A4 pages for 1 student, Max 12 A4 pages for 2 students and Max 14 A4 pages for 3 students). For a group assignment and presentation, each student’s contribution must be clearly identified to facilitate individual assessment.

Gruppeprøvebestemmelse: Prøven kan kun aflægges som individuel prøve, men opgaver og aktiv undervisningsdeltagelse kan udføres i grupper med maximalt 3 studerende. Ved gruppeopgave eller mundtlige fremlæggelser i grupper skal den enkelte studerendes bidrag kunne konstateres, så det sikres, at en individuel bedømmelse finder sted.
Krav til indstilling til eksamen

Det er en forudsætning for opgaveaflevering, at den studerende har fået godkendt fremmøde til mindst 75 % af undervisningsgangene samt aktiv
deltagelse i undervisningen.

One presentation (either individual or group) is prerequisite for submitting the written assignment. The presentation is an outline or a plan of the assignment or a discourse analysis in progress, which will be written up for the assignment.

Bedømmelsesform
bestået/ikke bestået
Censurform
Ingen ekstern censur
Eksamensperiode

januar/juni

Reeksamen

februar/august

Kriterier for bedømmelse

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