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Research methodology

The purpose of the course is to provide the student with knowledge of and experience in research methods in social science.

The course covers: basic epistemology, paradigms and theories used in social science research, ethics and politics of social science research, research designs and their implementations.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The teaching will be based on seminars/workshops.

    Participation in the seminars/workshops is mandatory. In case of absence, the student will be given compensatory assignments.

    The course will be taught in English.

    For detailed course information, please see the course description:  PH02A1 Course description 2022 (127 Kb)

    More information will also be distributed to all registered students through Athena.

    Course managers

    Jukka Törrönen and Anders Ledberg


    The course is examined through an individually written take-home exam.

    The examination will be in English.

    For more information on examination, please see the course description.


    Jukka Törrönen

  • 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.

    The course schedule will also be available for registered students in Athena.

  • Course literature

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

  • Contact

    Study counsellor
    Study administrator
    Coordinator, master's programme
    Director of Studies, Basic and advanced levels