Sociology of Education, Research Techniques
Syllabus, Master's level, 4PE229
- Education cycle
- Second cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Sociology of Education A1N
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Finalised by
- The Department Board, 20 June 2019
- Responsible department
- Department of Education
The course is part of the Master's Programme in Sociology of Education.
A Bachelor's degree including at least 90 credits from a discipline pertaining to the social sciences or the humanities.
Students should be able to acquire skills and insights into research techniques relevant to Sociology of Education, including quantitative and qualitative, diachronic and synchronous, and ethical aspects of these techniques.
After completion of the course students are expected to be able to:
- evaluate and reflect on research techniques that are central to Sociology of Education
- collect, process and analyse materials of different character
- relate to and apply research ethical principles
- write a short scientific report
The course covers the most important research techniques for Sociology of Education, including statistics, surveys, interviews, observations and document studies. The course focuses on practical applications of these techniques. Research ethical principles are addressed. In addition, focus is given to scientific report writing.
Lectures, seminars and workshops.
The assessment is based on written assignments.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.