AGDK14001U Advanced Research Methods
MSc programme in Global Development
Advanced Research Methods familiarizes students with relevant topics within qualitative and quantitative research methods. Students are expected to have some knowledge about one or more of the methods. Therefore, the course will focus on specific methods that are of relevance for cross-disciplinary research. The course is built around a case study in Copenhagen on a topic relevant for global development. Group work on the case study is employed as means to increase students’ methodological skills and analytical capacities.
After completing the course, the student should be able to:
· Describe central concepts in qualitative and quantitative data gathering and analysis and discuss their strengths and limitations.
· Plan and perform a survey;
· Perform statistical analyses of survey data, using appropriate statistical software;
· Plan and perform participant observation and qualitative interviews;
· Perform qualitative analyses
· Write an integrated report of main research findings.
· Select relevant methods for data gathering and analysis;
· Critically examine and evaluate the choice of research method in scientific and scholarly work;
· Ability to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries.
Course registration is automatic.
This course is fully booked and therefore not open to credit/exchange students.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentThe exam is an essay; an individually written final proposal for a research design using the methods taught in the course.
A written group report composed of two separate assignments and an integrated analysis of the findings is a prerequisite for attending the exam. The groups are formed by the Head of Studies.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
If you fail an examination, you will be allowed two more attempts to pass the relevant course. The first re-examination will typically be scheduled immediately following the semester (February/August). The second re-examination will typically be scheduled in the following exam period.
In order to contact to sign up for the re-exam please contact Ulla Andersen, firstname.lastname@example.org. You must sign up no later than 14 days before the re-exam date.
Criteria for exam assesment
See 'Learning Outcome'
- Practical exercises