Teaching Qualitative Methods in Social Science: A Problem-based Learning Approach

Helene Dyrhauge
2014 Journal of Contemporary European Research   unpublished
Research methods are often seen as a tedious necessity by the students and teachers are often not helping in making these modules relevant for the students' learning process. This article compares two research method modules -a general first year module and a specialised graduate module -to demonstrate how alignment between learning objectives with other aspects of the degree programme can promote active learning and thereby create synergies which foster deep learning. This requires an active
more » ... arning where the students own research skills and experiences need to be integrated into the research method module and assessment.