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Methodology

Undervisningssemester

Autumn

Mål og innhald

The purpose of the course is to enhance knowledge of central concepts and methods in the discipline, to provide further insight on the relation between theory and data as well as training in the development of relation between the two.

The course requires prior knowledge on different methods and techniques equivalence to MET102 Social Science Methodology. The course provides an in-depth review of relations between theory and data in selected fields of study. Focus is on the application of central concepts though empirical studies. Working with your exam essay you will have the opportunity to link a research problem to a methodically adequate research design.

Læringsutbyte

Knowledge

The student acquires advanced knowledge of:

  • how to outline research by preparing questions and design projects,
  • research traditions such as the positivist method, hermeneutics and discourse analysis and their relevance in the study of organisations, power, social practices and politics in order to substantiate and critically discuss research options, topics and design.

Skills

The student can:

  • Evaluate methods and theories in relation to his/her own research.
  • Critically discuss how the relationships between data and theoretical concepts can be addressed

 

General competence

The student is able to:

  • distinguish clearly between different kinds of explanations and theoretical approaches in public administration, organization studies,and political science.

Krav til forkunnskapar

MET102, or equivalent knowledge in methodology approved by the department.

Tilrådde forkunnskapar

AORG101, AORG104, AORG103/AORG105/AORG107, AORG209/AORG210

Krav til studierett

The course is open for students who have been accepted to the Master¿s program at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory

Undervisningsformer og omfang av organisert undervisning

Lectures, seminars and individual guidance

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

Presentation of a draft of the exam essay. In addition you are required to comment on a presentation from another student. Approved compulsory requirements are valid in the current and the following exam semester.

Vurderingsformer

Essay (5500-6000 words, approx. 20 pages) and 4 hours written exam (2/3 + 1/3)

Karakterskala

Grading A-F

Fagleg overlapp

AORG307B - 15 credits, AORG307A - 10 credits and AORG321 - 15 credits

Vurderingssemester

Autumn

Emneevaluering

The course is evaluated every third year.

Institutt

Department of Administration and Organization Theory

Kontakt

Kontaktinformasjon

Department of Administration and Organization Theory

studieveileder@aorg.uib.no


Eksamensinformasjon

  • Vurderingsordning: Essay and written exam

    Trekkfrist
    17.11.2017
    • Eksamensdel: Essay

      Innleveringsfrist
      01.12.2017, 14:00
      Eksamenssystem
      Inspera
      Digital eksamen
    • Eksamensdel: Written exam

      Dato
      14.12.2017, 09:00
      Varigheit
      4 timer
      Eksamenssystem
      Inspera
      Digital eksamen