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Introduction to Educational Research Methods

This is an elective course in the Master's Programme in Education with International and Comparative specialisation. It is also offered as a single course (module).

The course presents a number of themes and topics such as, research strategies and designs, the nature of quantitative/qualitative research, quantitative/qualitative data collection and analysis.

  • Course structure

    The course contains compulsory instruction which combines lectures, workshops, discussions and group work to achieve the learning outcomes. Students are required to attend 80% of the compulsory course sessions, such as lectures, group work, group work presentations and seminars. Assessment is based on (a) active participation in the course, discussions, and seminars, and (b) presentation and defence of a course paper, and (c) critical examination of one other course paper and active participation in the course examination sessions. Course attendance is required for a student to be examined.

    In order for a student to be examined, they must have attended at least 80% of all compulsory course sessions, such as lectures, group work, group work presentations, and seminars. Student absences of more than 20% of the course sessions must be compensated via additional course assignments. If a student has attended less than 60% of the course sessions they have to re-take the course. For detailed information, see the course description.

    Course Description

    Course Description Spring 2023 (275 Kb)




    Shu-Nu Chang Rundgren

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Course Leader

    Shu-Nu Chang Rundgren

    Course administrator

    Stephanie Lisak / Thorunn Jakobsdóttir

    Programme Email Adress