About the course

The aim of the course is to provide the student with basic knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research procedures. The course begins with lectures on philosophy of science, focusing on how science is different from other types of knowledge. The issue of establishing boundary lines between qualitative and quantitative research methods is addressed. Students will also be introduced to sampling procedures, and will learn how to collect, analyse and interpret empirical material. They will also carry out group exercises in method.

Course content

The course covers the most important research designs/methodologies in IMER research such as statistics, comparative analysis, case studies, experiments, text analysis and narrative analyses, both with respect to philosophical and theoretical foundations and concrete methods and techniques of data collection.

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Passed courses: IM101E-International Migration and Ethnic Relations I or IM101L-International Migration and Ethnic Relations IIM236E-IMER: Migration, Politics and Social Welfare or IM238L-IMER II: Migration, Politics and Social Welfare and IM235E-IMER: The Challenges of Ethnic Diversity or IM237L-IMER II: The Challenges of Ethnic Diversity.


University credits completed 100%

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).


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