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Research Methodology


This course provides you with means on how to define, plan and carry out a project at an academic level. The project is intended to be your master´s thesis, but could be any academic report. The course is best suited to be run in close relation or even parallel to the progress of the project. It is divided into several parts involving both theoretical lectures and practical exercises. Library Knowledge presents how to find relevant books and journals, as being a fundamental part of any academic report. Scientific Theories and Scientific Methods introduce general theories, as well as provide you with an opportunity to focus on methods relevant to your own research area. Argument Theory involves basic structures of arguments that are discussed and exemplified.

Teaching consists of lectures, practical exercises and project reports that you will submit to your teachers.

NOTE: This is an internet based course. You are not required to travel to Lund to attend. This course can only be taken as part of the iGEON master program.

NOTE: Notice that Research Methodology course is a prerequisite for the master thesis course.

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Course facts

Level: Advanced
Credits: 5 ECTS
Period: Autumn & Spring
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: General admission requirements and 90 ECTS, including 30 ECTS in GIS, equivalent to GISA21 and GISA22
Technical prerequisites: PC with Windows XP or better; Internet connection

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Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Lund University
Sölvegatan 12
S-223 62 Lund