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Theory of Science and Scientific Methods in Child Studies 15 Credits

This course focuses on advanced knowledge and skills in theory of science, quantitative and qualitative research design within the field of child studies. After completing the course, you will have the skills to implement projects and development work where quantitative or qualitative methods are used. In addition, the student should be able to evaluate, analyze and summarize results from scientific literature and plan a systematic review.

Course Contents

  • Quantitative research and statistical methods
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Interviews and analysis
  • Systematic reviews: protocols, evaluation tools
  • Quality assessment of articles
  • Planning a research design for the one-year master thesis
  • Library search


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 care sciences, behavioural science, social work, or educational sciences, including independent, theoretical based work - i.e. a thesis or equivalent. English proficiency is required. Exemption is granted from the requirement in Swedish.

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: LTSR28
The course is conducted at: School of Education and CommunicationLast modified 2020-12-04 09:38:32