Doctoral Course FPA0001

Scientific Methods

7.5  Credits
Third Cycle

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Learning outcomes for the course

 The overall aim of the course is that postgraduate students develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of different approaches, designs and methods that can be used in research and of how these choices relate to different research traditions, theories and research questions.

After completing the course, postgraduate students shall be able to:
• evaluate the choice of study designs and methods of data generation based on different research traditions and theories, and the nature of different research questions,
• evaluate and critically review methods for generating quantitative as well as qualitative data,
• discuss and critically review different forms of analyses of both quantitative as well as qualitative data,
• conduct and critically review examples of data generation methods relevant to their own dissertation projects,
• evaluate the validity and reliability, credibility and authenticity of study designs that can be related to various scientific research traditions,
• argue for their own choice of study design for their dissertation project as well as for the choice of others, both in writing and orally, adopting a scientific approach.