KULT3302 - Methodes of Qualitative Research Processes


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 ALLE

Course content

The course provides an introduction to relevant research methods for examining socio-cultural relations and processes of change. Various techniques for collecting data will be presented. A selection of basic methodological problems of particular importance to modern societal and cultural studies will be dealt with. The practical aim of the course is to enable students to complete the methodological part of the research project, through creating their own "research problem", defining a thesis, and to plan how to produce/collect relevant research material.

Learning outcome

The objective of the course is to provide students with an introduction to relevant research methods for examining socio-cultural relations and processes of change.

Students have knowledge of:
-qualitative research methods including key methodological foundation problems
-implementation of a qualitative research process with emphasis on different techniques of data collection and analysis of research questions
-selection of data / source types to analyse various issues
-research Code of Conduct

Students have skills in:
-developing a research question
-finding, collecting and evaluating data / sources that illuminate the problem
-analysing different data types /sources
-designing a project description

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, individual exercises and group work. Assessment form: home exam (8-10 pages). Letter grades A-F. To take the exam, the student must have participated in the practical exercises that go through the entire course. 100% of the exercises must be completed. As a supplement to the compulsory assignments, the students are offered supervision. This offer is due to restricted capacity, limited to students whose assignments have not yet been approved. Attendance at lectures is compulsory (75% attendance requirement). Students who do not fill the attendance requirement, have to do a compensatory written assignment.

Compulsory assignments

  • 75% mandatory presence and all exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Equality and Diversity (MKKS)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Master's Programme in Equality and Diversity.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KULT3322 7.5 01.09.2014
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 10

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Gender Research
  • Cultural History
  • History
  • Social Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 ALLE

Release 2021-05-25

Submission 2021-06-01

Release 09:00

Submission 14:00

Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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