Available to master’s degree students of the Study Track in Economic and Social History and, within the boundaries set by the teaching programme, to other students of the Master’s Programme in Society and Change.
Familiarisation with qualitative data analysis software (e.g., Atlas.ti) is recommended.
After completing the course, students will be familiar with the methodological starting points of modern social science history and related discourse. Students will understand and be able to utilise qualitative methods used in various research trends. They will also have strengthened their skills in information-sensitive work: argumentation, problem-solving, collaboration, interaction and groupwork, the use of digital technology and modern research methods.
The course focuses on central methodological starting points in social science history and familiarises students with the principles and uses of qualitative methods typical of social science history. During the course, different qualitative methods are put into practice, and the software required for analysing qualitative data will be introduced to students.
Literature (compulsory for the course):
Claus & Marriot: History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice
Titscher, Meyer, Wodak & Vetter: Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis
Abrams: Oral History Theory (Routledge 2016, 2nd edition)
Charmaz: Constructing Grounded Theory: A Practical Guide Through Qualitative Analysis (Sage 2006)
Deltagande i presentationen av forskningsmetoder under undervisningstillfällena, praktiska uppgifter under undervisningstillfällena, hemuppgifter och avhandling
On a scale of 0 to 5. All completed studies will be taken into consideration, while self-assessment is promoted.
Course implemented as contact teaching, including literature and assignments