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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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MEDU06 Research in Practice 4 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Media Education
Media Education
Person in charge
Professor in Media Education

Learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, students will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
• Understand the essentials of quantitative research, especially survey research
• Know how to interpret statistical results
• Understand the essentials of qualitative research in the approaches that involve participant-observation, interviewing and multimodal analysis
• Know how to organise and analyse the data
• Develop practical skills by completing assignments that require conducting small-scale studies of the research approaches that are taught
• Finalise the development of skills necessary to manage the thesis project


The course offers practical perspectives in conducting a research project and is integrated to the students’ own project for the master’s thesis. Students develop critical understandings about characteristic challenges and advantages of the various research tools and techniques, which they reflect in a selected framework of study and perspectives on validity.

(Offered in period I at the start of the second year of studies; required of all students in the Media Education and the Media Management programmes within the School of Communication, Media & Theatre))

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 6 h 0 h
Independent work 129 h 0 h

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
In English

Lectures 6 hours and an independent methodological essay that is assessed by the student’s supervisor (i.e. Prof. in Media Management for students in the Media Management programme and Prof. in Media Education for students in the Media Education programme).

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Class attendance, readings, methodological essay (this is the biggest part of work for students and, will be integrated to his or her thesis after later development and required revisions).

Further information

More detailed information will be provided in spring 2016 before the course begins that autumn, and will be circulated among students in both programmes.
The course will be offered in congruence with the master’s thesis seminar.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Communication, Media and Theatre
School of Communication, Media and Theatre
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School of Communication, Media and Theatre