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16.8.2019 at 11:00 - 11.9.2019 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Wed 18.9.2019
09:00 - 13:00
Wed 25.9.2019
13:00 - 17:00
Mon 30.9.2019
09:00 - 13:00
Wed 2.10.2019
09:00 - 13:00
Mon 7.10.2019
13:00 - 17:00


Developing curiosity, originality, and experience of applying and using research methods critically and reflexively.

Reassessing one’s use of research methods at different points when conducting a study.

Learning how to reflect disciplinary connections.

Taking into account ethics and researcher’s participation in a study.

Considering the importance of language in choosing and using research methods.

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This timely and comprehensive course helps doctoral students consider critically and reflexively the application and use of research methods to their field of research. The course introduces and problematizes the most important issues related to the research process, such as determining the most suitable methods for various research questions. Several examples of concrete studies are discussed with the students

The volume Research Methods in Intercultural Communication Edited by Zhu Hua (2016) will serve as a basis for the course (Wiley Blackwell).

Chapters of interest: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9

The course is evaluated against active participation and the handing in of a critical and reflexive examination of the students’ own use of methods in their PhD research.

Lectures + workshop-style sessions

Ashley Simpson and Fred Dervin