KUMA2007 Qualitative and Quantative Methods (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
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Responsible organisation:
Department of History and Ethnology
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


Completion methods

Taught and/or online course, as well as written assignments and exam


The courses provide students with the skills to understand qualitative and quantitative methods, approaches, differences and characteristics. The course introduces the research process, the most common approaches and analysis methods used in social science research, related research ethics issues and academic writing processes.

Assessment criteria

The ability to manage and apply course material, general academic writing skills

Learning outcomes

Students will gain the basic skills to design a social science study, identify the suitability of various materials and methods of analysis for different types of research task and manage the research process in general. Students will understand the principles of ethical research and be able to apply ethical thinking at different stages of the research process. The course prepares students to produce, interpret and evaluate research data and understand its applicability in different situations. With guidance, students are able to perform analyses.

Study materials

Course literature and/or any other material included in the completion requirements will be assigned separately on the course.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
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