The Aim of the Course:

The aim of the course is to develop the participants’ ability and familiarity with theoretical elements, general scientific methodology, and the specific methods used in research in Education. The participant develops the ability to critically examine and evaluate current research and new and complex phenomena, questions and situations, put forward in current dissertations in Education.

Learning Outcomes:

After the course, you should be able to:

  • Describe and discuss the criteria for a good PhD thesis
  • Critically examine three PhD theses in relation to the different criteria
  • Describe and discuss the critical aspects of research process
Study Period:         Spring 2021
Form of Studies: Week 6-23 (25%)
Language of Instruction: English
Entry Requirements: Admitted to PhD-studies. Maximum number of participants is 20 and doctoral students at the Department of Education are given priority.
Application Spring 2021:  Closed January 8th, 2021
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Additional Information: Next course start is Spring 2021.
Schedule: Schedule Spring 2021
Literature: Course book: Scott, D. & Usher, R. (2011). Researching education: data, methods and theory in educational enquiry. (2nd ed.) London: Continuum. (203 pages).
Course information Course Description Spring 2021 (163 Kb)
Course Instructors: Tore West and Camilla Thunborg
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