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Theory of Science and Scientific Methods 15 Credits

Course Contents

  • Survey of qualitative & quantitative research methods (observation, documentation, and analysis) in early childhood education
  • Review of research literature
  • Research study design
  • Research proposal writing
  • Research ethics


General entry requirements and a bachelor's degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) within behavioral science, social work, educational sciences, or related field, including independent, theoretical-based work, i.e. a thesis or equivalent. The applicant must also have a minimum of one year experience working in supervised early childhood education and/or care settings (e.g. preschool, kindergarten, elementary school,
daycare). Also completed courses The growth and development of the Swedish preschool: from social policy to educational policy, 10 credits, Preschool educational/didactical perspectives focusing on play, exploration and learning, 10 credits, and Systematic documentation, analysis, evaluation and leadership in preschool, 10 credits, and at least 15 passed credits from the first semester of the programme, or the equivalent. English proficiency is required. Exemption is granted from requirement in Swedish.

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: LTSS27
The course is conducted at: School of Education and CommunicationLast modified 2018-04-12 14:18:17