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Social science research methods in sustainable development

The course aims to develop the students' ability to collect, organize and analyze empirical material in preparation for the independent degree project that concludes the program. The students discuss strengths and weaknesses of different methodological choices, including ethical aspects. During the course the students will learn about methods like interviews, focus groups, participant observation, surveys and discourse analysis. Both quantitative and qualitative ways of analyzing the empirical material are included and contextualised in current sustainable development research. The course develops general competences via practice in academic writing.

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Academic year 2023/2024

Social science research methods in sustainable development (HU0007-30339)

2024-01-15 - 2024-03-19

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The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Political Science - Sustainable Development (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 27500 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G2F)
Subject: Sustainable Development
Course code: HU0007 Application code: SLU-30170 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Urban and Rural Development Pace: 100%