The Aim of the Course:

The aim of the course is to develop the participants’ ability and familiarity with theoretical elements, general scientific methodology, and the specific methods used in research in Education. The participant develops the ability to critically examine and evaluate current research and new and complex phenomena, questions and situations, put forward in current dissertations in Education.

Learning Outcomes:

After the course, you should be able to:

  • Describe and discuss the criteria for a good PhD thesis
  • Critically examine three PhD theses in relation to the different criteria
  • Describe and discuss the critical aspects of research process
Study Period:         Spring 2021
Form of Studies: Week 6-23 (25%)
Language of Instruction: English
Entry Requirements: Admitted to PhD-studies. Maximum number of participants is 20 and doctoral students at the Department of Education are given priority.
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Additional Information: Next course start is Spring 2021.


Literature: Literature Spring 2019
Course information Course Description Spring 2019
Course Instructors: Tore West and Camilla Thunborg
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