Is all research good research? The answer is unfortunately no, but knowledge about the research process is needed for determining whether a certain study is good. Among the four overbridging steps in the research process, the first two will be taken in this course, namely, (1) taking on a certain scientific perspective (paradigm) and (ii) designing the study.
Content in brief: theory of science, history of psychology, research ethics, basic scientific concepts, designs for experimental, quasi-experimental, correlational, epidemiological and qualitative studies.
Scientific Perspectives and Research Design, 7.5 hp
Autumn Term 2019
Lectures begin on week starting 2 September 2019
Lectures end during the week of 28 October 2019
Type of studies
Univ: 90 credits (Higher Education Credits/ hp) in any subject.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish Upper Secondary course English A.
Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se.
Application deadline is
15 January 2019.