Digital Humanities Research Methods

7.5 credits

The aim of this course is to learn about digital research methods to address research questions from the humanities. The course gives an overview of the impact of digitisation on the way research is conducted, an insight into a range of the different digital methods, as well as an awareness of difficulties related to the methodology. In the final project of the course, one has the option to focus on digital methods which are commonly applied in one's major discipline (e.g., from bachelor programme), while also being encouraged to complement them with those less commonly used in the discipline at hand. The aim of the latter is for the student to develop new perspectives on the subject tradition, in the spirit of digital humanities as a field, and thus to stimulate new and creative thinking. The digital methods are chosen from current research methods in the subject.

Distance

To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.

However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.

There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.

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