The course is part of the Master Programme in Sociology of Education.
The students should acquire knowledge of educational methods, construct a research project and design a scientific study.
After completion of the course students are expected to be able to
analyse and evaluate how various methods and materials interact with research questions in scientific literature
formulate research questions in relation to research traditions and the current state of research and apply appropriate methods to relevant empirical data
utilise the central metods in the field of Sociology of Education
identify, and apply, scientific ethical principles
give short oral presentations
The course discusses the most central methods in Sociology of Education, including statistics, surveys, interviews, observations, and text analysis. An important part of the course is devoted to research design, formulation of research questions and construction of research objects. The course combines reflection on the theoretical foundations of scientific methods with practice of these methods. Scientific ethical principles are also discussed.