Method and Research Strategies

7.5 credits

The course encompasses the main aspects of the research process, including the selection of a research problem, aim and purpose, a research design, the choice and application of theory, the choice and application of method, and analytical approaches. The course aspires to be broad and provide an overview of all these interlinked stages. The focus of the course is on qualitative methods within the subject, especially case studies, ethnographic studies, comparative methods, discourse analysis, text analysis methods, interview methods, source criticism, and project evaluations.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!