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.

Language: English


Professor: Vanessa Barker
Professor: Árni Sverrisson
Professor: Magnus Bygren

Course description and schedule

Schedule 2019

Research methods 2019 (156 Kb) (pdf)

At this course, we are using the new learning platform Athena (instead of the old learning platform Mondo). At Athena you’ll have access to all information about the course such as schedule, schedule changes, course material and more.

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If you need help you can find more information in English about Athena here and in Swedish here.