The first part of the course focuses on how to organize a research project, including developing the research question, reviewing and synthesizing prior research and writing, and understanding the elements of a research proposal. Course participants will work together to help each other develop an appropriate and feasible research design, considering the merits of alternative methods. Students will draft sections and eventually a full proposal with ongoing review by classmates, advisors (handledare) and the course instructor. Students should expect to work intensively with their advisors during this period.

NB: This course is only open for Master´s programme students at the Department of Sociology.


Professor Juho Härkönen

Docent/Senior lecturer Vanessa Barker


Research Methods ( Master Thesis Proposal) V17 (213 Kb) (.pdf)