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The Bachelor Study Programme in the Humanities and Technology
If you are admitted to a master programme on condition of prerequisite studies, you will automatically be registered for the course.
|Detailed description of content||
The course is a prerequisite course in connection with conditional uptake.
It introduces students to both the problem-oriented project learning (project work) as well as basics of philosophy of social science (PSS) and qualitative methods (QM).
In relation to the PSS, the focus is laid on understanding the methodological implications of approaching social sciences from different philosophical positions.
In relation to methods, the course introduces students to different qualitative methods, focusing both on practical and theoretical aspects, as well as methods' potentials and limitations.
Stressing the connections between the PSS and methods, the students will learn about how PSS guides different interests in knowledge production and with it also types of research questions that require appropriate methodological approaches.
The course consists of introductory lectures (online); recorded lectures in PSS and QM; exercise, discussion and group work-driven cluster learning (online); as well as independent self-study (primarily in July).
The five recorded lectures in PSS will cover an introduction to PSS; positivism and interpretivism; critical realism and critical theory; feminism and standpoint theory; and social constructivism and post-structuralism.
The five recorded lectures in QM will cover and introduction to qualitative methods and research designs; interviews and focus groups; ethnography, visual and digital data; coding, data analysis and discourse analysis; and quality assurance, writing up and ethical perspectives.
Note: Recorded lectures in PSS and QM will be available at least 72 hours before the relevant clusters in August.
Please note: this course will in the summer 2023 take place online
|Expected work effort (ECTS-declaration)||
10 ECTS = 270 hours:
|Course material and Reading list||
Textbooks to buy: Egholm, Liv (2014) Philosophy of Science: Perspectives on Organisations and Society. 1st ed. København: Hans Reitzels Forlag.
Flick, Uwe (2018, 6th ed.): An Introduction to Qualitative Research. London, Sage.
Olsen, P.B. & Pedersen, K. (2019): Problem-Oriented Project Work: A workbook, Denmark: Roskilde University Press.
And: Online compendium will be accessible on Moodle
You can expect approximately 80 pages of course literature for each theme
|Evaluation- and feedback forms||
During the course learning is supported through feedback from the instructors in relation to lecture-related exercises conducted in clusters and in relation to the synopsis development. Additionally, the course learning is supported to peer feedback.
The course is evaluated by an oral, formative (mid-term) and written summative (final) evaluation.
|Administration of exams||
IMT Registration & Exams (email@example.com)
|Responsible for the activity||
Tatiana Fogelman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Learning outcomes and assessment criteria||
The course deals with the connection between the philosophy of science and the qualitative method. The course introduces the student to different qualitative methods and consideration is given to both practical and theoretical aspects and their potentials and limitations. The methods are illustrated from meta-theoretical perspectives and basic assumptions, and with consideration of the importance of the philosophy of science in relation to cognitive interests and knowledge production in the work of formulating research questions and carrying out scientific projects
|Prerequisites for participation in the exam||
Active, satisfactory and regular participation.
Active, satisfactory and regular participation is defined as follows:
|Teaching and working methods||
Overall, the course alternates between the following different working methods:
|Type of activity||
|Form of examination||
Oral group exam based on a synopsis written by a group
The starting point for the oral exam is the synopsis and the exam is conducted as a dialogue.
There may be posed questions in any part of the curriculum.
Permitted group size: 4-6 students.
The character limit of the synopsis is:
For 4 students: 4,800-9,600 characters, including spaces.
For 5 students: 4,800-9,600 characters, including spaces.
For 6 students: 4,800-9,600 characters, including spaces.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment is for:
4 students: 60 minutes.
5 students: 75 minutes.
6 students: 90 minutes.
The assessment is individual and based on the student's individual performance.
The assessment is an overall assessment of the written product(s) and the subsequent oral examination..
Permitted support and preparation materials at the oral exam: All.
Moderation: Internal co-assessor.
|Form of Re-examination||
Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam