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COSOPOM1 Methodology of Social and Comparative Research 5 op
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MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare
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Curricula 2015 – 2017

Learning outcomes

The students will develop an understanding of the main preconditions of research design, data collection, alternative methods of data analyses applied in social and comparative research. These basic skills are needed when attending other methodological courses and when planning the Master's thesis.


The course includes an introduction lecture and a book exam. The aim of the literature examination is to give students the opportunity to gain insight into the discourse on methodology of social research. This includes the main ideas and methods of quantitative and qualitative research.

Teaching language


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

Introductory lectures during the Intensive Programme in Vilnius and a book exam.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

1. Hennink, M., Bailey, A. and Hutter, I. 2011. Qualitative Research Methods. London: Sage Publications.

2. De Vaus, D.A. 2002. Surveys in Social Research. London: Routledge.

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