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How can we study how people react to the outdoor environments that surround them? It may concern single persons reflecting on favourite restorative places or large groups of people completing enquiries on the qualities of urban parks, etc. This course aims at presenting various techniques and methods that are used in such studies. It attempts to go through all steps from critical compilation of relevant scientific literature, design and planning of studies, selection, evaluation and application of methods, and scientific writing of a full-scale article. It also involves ethics and philosophy of science.

The course consists of four main blocks including a number of compulsory online elements see information below from course leader.

Information från kursledaren

Dear Students

Here you find the dates for mandatory online meetings spring semester 2024:

January 22 -24
March 13 -15
April 10 - 12
May 20 - 22

Kindly also read the Policy document for Students


Kursvärderingen är ännu inte aktiverad

Kursvärderingen är öppen mellan 2024-05-26 och 2024-06-16

Andra kursvärderingar för MP0003

Läsåret 2022/2023

Forskningsmetoder i studier av människa och miljö (MP0003-30013)

2023-01-16 - 2023-06-04

Läsåret 2021/2022

Forskningsmetoder i studier av människa och miljö (MP0003-30238)

2022-01-17 - 2022-06-05

Läsåret 2020/2021

Forskningsmetoder i studier av människa och miljö (MP0003-30169)

2021-01-18 - 2021-06-06

Kursplan och övrig information


Essential literature for MP0003 ”Research Methods for People and Environment Studies”

Additional, optional literature will be introduced when needed.

**General literature **

Gifford, R. (Ed.). (2016). Research Methods for Environmental Psychology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Chapters 2 and 3. Will be available as pdf.

Vetenskapsrådet. (2017). Good Research Practice. Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet. Available online: https://www.vr.se/download/18.5639980c162791bbfe697882/1555334908942/Good- Research-Practice_VR_2017.pdf


Anderson, H. (2020). Nature, nationalism and neoliberalism on food packaging: The case of Sweden. Discourse, Context and Media, 34, 1-9. Available online: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211695819301394

Bednarek, M. & Caple, H. (2014). Why do news values matter? Towards a new methodological framework for analyzing news discourse in Critical Discourse Analysis and beyond. Discourse & Society, 25(2), 135-158. Available online: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/epub/10.1177/0957926513516041

Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2006). Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3(2), 77–101. Available online: https://doi.org/10.1191/1478088706qp063oa

DeWalt, K.M. & DeWalt, B.R. (2011). Participant observation a guide for fieldworkers. 2nd ed. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield. Available online through the SLU Library

Englander, M. (2012). The interview: Data collection in descriptive phenomenological human scientific research. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 43(1), 13-35. Available online: https://brill.com/view/journals/jpp/43/1/article-p13_3.xml

Fangen (2005). Deltagande observation. Liber ekonomi. In Swedish. You need to buy or borrow the book.

Frost, N. (2011). Qualitative research methods in psychology: combining core approaches. Open University Press. Part I: Some core approaches. Accessible as an e-book at the SLU Library.

Giorgi, A. (2009). The descriptive phenomenological method in psychology: a modified Husserlian approach. Duquesne. University Press. Parts of the book. Will be available as pdf.

Jaworski, A. (2015) Globalese: a new visual-linguistic register, Social Semiotics, 25:2, 217-235, DOI: 10.1080/10350330.2015.1010317 -Available through the library website

Johansson, R. (2003). Case Study Methodology. Available online: http://www.psyking.net/htmlobj-3839/case_study_methodology-_rolf_johansson_ver_2.pdf

Kvale, S., & Brinkmann, S. (2015). InterViews: learning the craft of qualitative research interviewing. London. SAGE Publications. You need to buy or borrow this one.

Riessman, C. K. (2007). Narrative Analysis Narrative methods for the human sciences London: Sage publication. pp. 1-7. Will be available as pdf.

Smith, J. A., & Osborn, M. (2007). Interpretative phenomenological analysis. Qualitative psychology: a practical guide to research methods. London: SAGE Publications. pp. 53-80. Will be available as pdf.

von Essen, E. & Englander, M. (2013). Organic food as a healthy lifestyle: a phenomenological psychological analysis. International Journal of Qualitative Studie on Health and Well-Being, 8, 20559. Available online: https://doi.org/10.3402/qhw.v8i0.20559


Bryman, A. (2012). Social research methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapters 10–12. Will be available as pdf.

Chambliss, D. F., & Schutt, R. K. (2015). Making sense of the social world: methods of investigation. Chapter 8. Will be available as pdf.

McCormick, K. (Consultant), Salcedo, J., & Poh, A. (2015). SPSS statistics for dummies (3rd edition.). Available as an e-book through the SLU library.

SCB. (2004). Design your questions right. Available online: http://share.scb.se/ov9993/data/publikationer/statistik/_publikationer/ov9999_2004a01_ br_x97op0402.pdf


Kursen ges som en fristående kurs: Ja Kursen ges som en programkurs: Outdoor Environments for Health and Well-being - Master's Programme Masterprogrammet Hållbara livsmedelssystem Kursavgift: Studieavgift, endast för medborgare utanför EU, EES, och Schweiz: 27500 SEK Nivå: Avancerad nivå (A1N)
Ämne: Landskapsarkitektur Miljöpsykologi
Kurskod: MP0003 Anmälningskod: SLU-30176 Plats: Ortsoberoende Distanskurs: Ja Undervisningsspråk: Engelska Ansvarig institution: Institutionen för människa och samhälle Studietakt: 50%