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Research Strategies and Design Problems 7,5 Credits

Course Contents

- presenting and discussing different research designs in quantitative and qualitative research traditions (e.g. randomized control trials, single subject designs, grounded theory, discourse analysis) in relation to principles and criteria for drawing valid conclusions
- principles in quantitative designs include internal validity, construct validity, statistical validity and external validity and in qualitative studies questions of quality and verification
- principles in qualitative research design include trustworthiness and credibility
- an in-depth evaluation of the quality of published research based on issues of validity and reliability in methods chosen


The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor’s degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) within health and caring sciences, behavioral science, social work, or educational sciences, including independent, theoretical based work- i.e. a thesis or equivalent. Proof of English proficiency is required.
In addition, the student has completed the first year of the master’s program Interventions in Childhood, 60 credits, at Jönköping University or the equivalent.

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: HRDS27
The course is conducted at: School of Health and WelfareLast modified 2023-07-06 11:17:18