The Process of Research: Qualitative Methods, Data Analysis and Academic Writing
Additional course evaluations for LU0091
Academic year 2020/2021The Process of Research: Qualitative Methods, Data Analysis and Academic Writing (LU0091-20131) 2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17
Academic year 2019/2020The Process of Research: Qualitative Methods, Data Analysis and Academic Writing (LU0091-20040) 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19
Academic year 2018/2019The Process of Research: Qualitative Methods, Data Analysis and Academic Writing (LU0091-20106) 2018-11-06 - 2019-01-20
Academic year 2017/2018The Process of Research: Qualitative Methods, Data Analysis and Academic Writing (LU0091-20029) 2017-10-31 - 2018-01-14
LU0091 The Process of Research: Qualitative Methods, Data Analysis and Academic Writing, 15.0 CreditsForskningsprocessen: kvalitativa metoder, dataanalys och akademiskt skrivande
SubjectsRural Development Environmental science
Education cycleSecond cycle
|Critical reflections on research design||5.00||1002|
|Analysing methodological decisions||5.00||1003|
|MSc thesis research proposal||5.00||1004|
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)
Prior knowledgeEquivalent to 120 credits within social, natural sciences or the humanities, of which 90 credits within a particular major. Knowledge equivalent to English B (Swedish educational system), English 550 or higher TOEFL or English 5,5 or higher IELTS.
ObjectivesThe aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to use relevant research methods and approaches to data analysis, so as to produce clearly structured academic research texts.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- select relevant research methods in relation to a given research problem
- maintain a reflexive position in relation to the selected research methods and be able to apply these in specific contexts, taking important ethical aspects into consideration
- structure and write an academic research text
- present a research proposal for a research project on rural and/or environmental aspects, such as rural livelihoods, natural resources management or environmental issues, including a thematic and theoretical background
- present an analysis of published research texts, concerning rural and/or environmental aspects, such as rural livelihoods, natural resources management or environmental problems
ContentThe course consists of lectures and individual and group seminar assignments.
The course prepares students with the skills for identifying and selecting methods in the planning execution of their master thesis. The research methods that the student may select cover qualitative research methods with a focus on primary data collection via for example ethnographic methods. Quantitative methods such as surveys will also be briefly covered. Emphasis is placed on training students to write analytically and academically.
Formats and requirements for examinationFor successful completion of the course the student must participate in compulsory sessions and give in a portfolio that comprise approved exams and assignments.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.