ASOB16018U Applied Case-Study Analysis
Mandatory course at 6th semester at BSc Sociology.
This course will be taught in English - the exam will be in English
The objective of the course is to introduce the concept of the case study and to shed light on what constitutes a sociological case study. The focus is on whether or not – and possibly how – analysis of a case study makes it possible to extrapolate on a sociological problem from a social problem or a specific incident, event, situation or phenomenon. This includes work with how a case study can be specified and perhaps have its own validity as a statement, as well as initiate processes, e.g. in thinking, idea development, innovation and policy. Key parts of this course include introduction to case-based methods, process studies, systematic construction of case studies, conducting comparative case analyse - and what case-study methods and analyses can be criticized for.
Students learn to
· account for what a sociological case study is
· reflect on the methods and theories best suited to analyse a selected case study
· account for various types of case studies, e.g. theoretical, empirical or methodological
· reflect on problems related to research ethics in connection
with the construction of case studies.
Students learn to
· organise or find a case study that illustrates a sociological problem
· specify a case study, so that it is clear what it is about
· identify the nature of the sociological problem in a given case study.
At the end of the course, students are able to
· plan and run a sociological case-based study
· demonstrate casing and show what the case study can be used for in sociological terms
· evaluate the usefulness of a case to shed light on something or kickstart a process.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Course participation under invigilationActive participation in the form of regular oral presentations or short written assignments.
Active participation on this course will consist of: (To be updated...)
- Exam registration requirements
Sociology students must be enrolled under BSc Curriculum 2016 to take this exam.
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
- Exam period
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Exchange students and danish full degree guest students please see the homepage of Sociology; http://www.soc.ku.dk/english/education/exams/ and http://www.soc.ku.dk/uddannelser/meritstuderende/eksamen/
At re-exam, the form of examination is the same as ordinary exam.
If the form of examination is ”active participation” the re-examination form is always “free written take-home essay”.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see the learning outcome
- Course Preparation