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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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MEDU06 Research in Practice 4 ECTS
Organised by
Master's Degree Programme in Media Education
Person in charge
Professor in Media Education
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Communication, Media and Theatre
Curricula 2015 – 2017
MEDU06 Research in Practice 4 ECTS

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.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 16 h 0 h
Independent work 92 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 16 hours and an independent methodological essay.

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

The course will be offered in congruence with the master?s thesis seminar.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Communication Sciences