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VLR3008 - Research Methods

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course provides the student with an insight in research methods relevant for the Master of science in Counselling and the Master of Science in Learning in Working Life and Society. This includes the presentation and discussion of methodology, philosophy of science and research ethics, as well as principles and challenges.

There will be a particular focus on analysis of empirical materials within the research process. The term paper should be a discussion of a methodological research question. The paper can be related to the research question and choice of method for the planned master's thesis. The student is obliged to choose her/his own curriculum in relation to the paper.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student has developed advanced knowledge in methodological and ethical challenges within their chosen methodological school.

Skills: The student is able to critically and autonomously present, reflect on and assess research within the chosen methodological school, and can carry out practical assignments within it.

General competence: The student has specialized insight into and understanding of methodology, philosophy og science and research ethics within the chosen methodological school, e.g. qualitative method or Q-method.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars. Take a look at blackboard for detailed information about compulsory assignments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation in class 80%
  • Approved exercises.
  • Approved list of chosen curriculum for the term paper

Further on evaluation

Term paper of about 15 pages (A4, line spacing 1,5, Times New Roman 12 pt.). Both relevant compulsory curriculum and chosen curriculum should be used in the paper.

Specific conditions

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Counselling Science (MRÅDG)
Learning in Working Life and Society (MVL)

Required previous knowledge

7,5sp in methods associated to social sciences, as VLR2007/VLR3007/PED1005 or similar. The required prerequisite knowledge must be fulfilled in order to be admitted to the course.

Course materials

Will be announced at the start of the semester.

More on the course

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Counselling
  • Adult Education and Learning
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100

Submission
2021-12-20


14:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100

Submission
2022-06-08


15:00

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.
Examination

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