Methodological challenges in educational research

Third-cycle level | 5.0 credits | Course code: FOU1809
VT 2023
Study period: 2023-02-08 - 2023-05-04
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: The course is given in Swedish but can be given in English if necessary
Application period: 2022-10-01 - 2022-11-15
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Course description

The course builds on the previous two mandatory methods courses that establish criteria for qualitative and quantitative methods. Candidates must therefore have undergone courses Quantitative methods in educational science, 5 higher education credits and Quantitative research methods in educational science, 5 higher education credits and passed. This third course aims to highlight the methodological issues in science education from a holistic perspective and to problematise quality issues, design methodology and knowledge claims from diverse perspectives.

Target group

The course builds on the two mandatory methods courses: FOU1802 Quantitative research methods in educational science, 5 credits, and FOU1820 Qualitative research methods in educational science, 5 credits. The course aims to highlight methodological challenges in educational sciences and to consider the implications of quality issues, research design and knowledge claims.

The course is an obligatory course for PhD students in Child and Youth Studies, Education, Pedagogical Work and Subject Matter Education. The course is an optional course within the third cycle at the Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science.

Requirements and Selection

Entry requirements

The course is in the third cycle level at the Faculty of Education. Admission to the course requires admission to a postgraduate programme at the Faculty of Education or alternatively to another social or behavioral science postgraduate programme.

Applicants must also have completed the courses FOU1802 Quantitative research methods in educational science, 5 credits and FOU1820 Qualitative research methods in educational science, 5 credits and have passed.  In the case that there are more qualified applicants than the number of seats, priority will be given to the students who have been admitted to graduate studies at the Faculty of Education.

The course is an obligatory course for PhD students in Child and Youth Studies, Education, Pedagogical Work and Subject Matter Education. The course is an optional course within the third cycle at the Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science.

Selection

The course is in the third cycle level at the Faculty of Education. Admission to the course requires admission to a postgraduate programme at the Faculty of Education or alternatively to another social or behavioral science postgraduate programme.

Applicants must also have completed the courses FOU1802 Quantitative research methods in educational science, 5 credits and FOU1820 Qualitative research methods in educational science, 5 credits and have passed.  In the case that there are more qualified applicants than the number of seats, priority will be given to the students who have been admitted to graduate studies at the Faculty of Education.

Course syllabus

FOU1809

Reading and reference list

Reading and reference list for the course

Department

Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies

Subject

Educational Science

Type of course

Method course

Keywords

Kvalitativa och kvantitativa

CONTACTAli Yildirim

ali.yildirim@gu.se