KULT3322 - Methodes of Qualitative Research Processes


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Report
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 100/100 ALLE

Course content

The course provides an introduction to relevant research methods for examining socio-cultural relations and processes.Various techniques for collecting data, and for analyzing collected material will be presented; interviewing and use of written sources will be emphasized. The practical aim of the course is to enable students to complete a research project. Through practical exercises in groups the aim is to develop the students' ability to create their own "research problem", to define a thesis, and to analyze relevant material.

Learning outcome

The objective of the course is to provide students with an introduction to relevant research methods by which to examine socio-cultural 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 collected material
-selection of data / source types to analyze various issues
-various narrative techniques that can be used in the dissemination of research results
-research Code of Conduct

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

Learning methods and activities

Teaching are lectures and group work. Assessment form is report.

Compulsory assignments

  • 75% mandatory presence and all exercises

Further on evaluation

Participation in all teaching and group work is an important part of the education and it is mandatory attendance (75%). Students who do not fulfill the attendance requirement may, upon application to the department, have a compulsory written work.

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:
Science and Technology Studies (STS) (MSTS)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Master's programme in STS.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KULT3302 7.5 01.09.2014
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 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
  • Social Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture



Examination arrangement: Report

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