NWI-I00152
Research Methods (master course)
Cursus informatieRooster
CursusNWI-I00152
Studiepunten (ECTS)3
CategorieMA (Master)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica; Informatica en Informatiekunde;
Docenten
Docent
dr. H.K. Schraffenberger
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
dr. I. Wilmont
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
dr. I. Wilmont
Overige cursussen docent
Coördinator
dr. I. Wilmont
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. I. Wilmont
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2023
Periode
KW1  (04-09-2023 t/m 05-11-2023)
Aanvangsblok
KW1
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
Upon completion of this course, the students are able to
  • describe methods for collection and analysis of qualitative data;
  • discuss the applicability of these methods in a given case;
  • describe qualitative research paradigms and position their own research within them;
  • discuss methodological aspects of qualitative research, including credibility and ethical issues;
  • make use of software for qualitative data analysis, in particular Atlas.ti;
  • carry out a small-scale qualitative study and orally present the findings;
  • set up and give a lecture on a given topic for their peers; 
  • give constructive feedback on lectures and assign fair grades.
Inhoud
How do you get reliable findings when the research topic cannot be captured in a mathematical formula, a test tube, or a computer program? How would you research, for example, properties of IT stakeholders and organisations: their (user) behaviour, opinions, attitudes, interaction, language, and communication? A researcher in the field of information science creates bridges between typical social or management issues (organisational context, documentation) and formal and physical issues (exact science, engineering, technology).
 
In this course we explore research methods and techniques relevant to information sciences, with a strong emphasis on qualitative research. Apart from theoretical aspects, we will pay attention to applications of the methods and to the use of software for qualitative data analysis. 

Instructional Modes
  • Lectures by teachers
  • Lectures by students
  • Tutorials for research project
  • Self-study
Niveau
Master
Voorkennis
Students are familiar with basic methodological principles of scientific research, comparable to the Computer Science Bachelor’s course Research Methods. (NWI-IBI007). They are able to review scientific literature, formulate research questions, select an appropriate strategy, translate (‘operationalize’) research questions in terms of data collection and data analysis methods, compose a research plan.
Toetsinformatie
Qualitative research analysis project with presentation and report: 80%
Students' own lectures (graded by peers and teachers): 20% 

In order to pass the course, all individual grades need to be sufficient (at least 6).
Bijzonderheden
Live attendance to lecture and tutorial sessions is mandatory, as students will be lecturing to each other, are required to participate in class discussions and to give live feedback to their peers. 

Course materials will be provided as necessary. 
Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
Boeije, H. (2009). Analysis in qualitative research. Los Angeles: Sage. ISBN 978-1-84787-007-0
Boek
Braun, V., & Clarke, V. (2021). Thematic Analysis: A Practical Guide. SAGE.

Werkvormen
Cursusgebeurtenis

Project

Toetsen
Project plus verslag
Weging8
ToetsvormProject
GelegenhedenBlok KW1, Blok KW2

Presentatie
Weging2
ToetsvormPresentatie
GelegenhedenBlok KW1

Opmerking
Mini-college door student