The "Scientific writing" part covers the following:
- Critical Reading, Writing, Spoken Production, Spoken Interaction, and Listening during classes. The students will have opportunities to read scientific articles and research reports and report on them in writing. The articles and reports will also form the basis for discussions in class. The focus is on learning to read critically large amounts of written material for comprehension.
- Writing a Research Proposal.The students will learn to write a research proposal, in addition to documentation styles used in scientific texts, including the Bachelor's Thesis work. For the completion of their research proposal, the students will conduct a research into a subject relevant to their field of studies and write a research proposal on the basis of the instructions given during the class sessions. The proposal is submitted by the due date agreed upon. The proposal will be presented orally for assessment to complete the course.
The "Research work" part covers the following topics:
- Introduction to research work (research topic and questions, individual vs. group research, dimensions of research, types of research approaches and techniques).
- Research techniques (data and information sources, analysis of documents, interviews, observations, questionnaires).
- Research methods (constructive method, survey, case study, experiment, action research, selecting a research method).
- Collecting and analyzing data.
- Managing a research project.
- Introduction to the philosophy of science.