SOS3006 - Research Design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 1/2
Oral examination 1/2

Course content

The course will present frames and assumptions for various social research traditions. Through dialogue-based lectures/seminars and student presentations, emphasis is placed on developing creative research designs and a critical attitude towards research. Criteria for the quality of research is given considerable weight.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

* be familiar with different research designs.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

* be able develop and justify a research design for a project at the size of a Master thesis.

* be able to give a critical assessment of others' research design.

Learning methods and activities

The lectures/seminars will be given in February/March/April.

Compulsory assignments

  • Group work

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: Assignment with presentations in plenary. Both assessment and presentation are graded as pass or fail. Each part counts for half of the grade. All parts of the evaluation must be retaken when the exam is repeated.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor's degree in sociology. The requirement must be fulfilled to be admitted to the course.

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the semester

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Sociology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Assignment and oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 1/2 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 1/2 INSPERA
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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