KS Introduction to the Methodology of Social and Comparative Research (Independent Study)

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
5 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year Social Science Liisa Haikio 2 hpw (*)TAU
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Joint Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare 2022W
Objectives The students will develop an understanding of the main preconditions of research design, data collection, alternative methods of data analyses applied in social and comparative research. These basic skills are needed when attending other methodological courses and when planning the Master's thesis.
Subject The course includes an introduction lecture and an independent online learning materials and exercises. The aim of this study unit is to gain insight into the discourse on methodology of social research. This includes the main ideas and orientations of quantitative and qualitative research.
Criteria for evaluation Written assignments and/or final exam.
Methods This is an independent study class. Students will autonomously engage with readings provided for them and demonstrate their insights in a final examination or in a written assignment.
Language English
Study material Readings are provided by the instructor.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 30
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority