Methods for Academic Research SPD

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2020/21
Vaknaam Methods for Academic Research SPD
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Methods for Academic Research SPD
Leerdoelen 1. Formulate a research question that can be answered with a qualitative method
2. Develop a theoretical framework and conceptional model
3. Write an interview guide and construct a qualitative data analysis scheme
4. Collect, analyse, and interpret qualitative data in line with a research question
5. Use computer software to assist the analysis of your primary data (Atlas.ti, Nvivo)
6. Critically reflect on the process and outcome of qualitative research
7. Be successfully part of a tea and to finish a given task or find a solution for a problem together with a team
Omschrijving The main focus of this course is to collect data, analyze data, report results, and to discuss results in an academic manner. This course focuses on collecting and analyzing qualitative data and using qualitative methods. As such, it complements the courses on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and statistics (Statistics 1 & 2), both focusing on quantitative data and methods. The methodological courses in the programme equip you with knowledge and skills about quantitative and qualitative methods and their applications. Further, this course also builds upon, and enriches your already acquired skills from, the first-year course Introduction to Academic Research (IAR). Combined, this set of courses prepares you for your upcoming Bachelor thesis.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm Computer practicals, Guest lectures, Independent study, Lectures, Practicals
Toetsvorm Active participation, Group assignments, Individual assignments, Oral presentation
Vaksoort bachelor
Co├Ârdinator dr. S. Verweij
Docent(en) Guest lecturers ,dr. S. Verweij
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Additional literature will be provided.
Introduction to Social Research: Quantitative & Qualitative Approaches. 3rd edition, London: Sage Publications Ltd. Punch, K.F. (2014) ca. €  40,00
Entreevoorwaarden BSc student in Spatial Planning and Design (SPD) or Pre-Master student. BSc students must have passed the ‘Introduction to Academic Research’ course.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Spatial Planning and Design  (Basic programme BSc Spatial Planning and Design) 2 semester II b verplicht
Pre-master programmes FSS  (Pre-master Real Estate Studies) - semester II b verplicht
Pre-master programmes FSS  (Pre-master Society, Sustainability and Planning) - semester II b verplicht
Pre-master programmes FSS  (Pre-master Environmental and Infrastructure Planning) - semester II b verplicht