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Kursusnavn (dansk):Kvalitative metoder 
Kursusnavn (engelsk):Qualitative Methods 
Semester:Forår 2012 
Udbydes, spil (games) 
Omfang i ECTS:7,50 
Min. antal deltagere:12 
Forventet antal deltagere:12 
Maks. antal deltagere:30 
Formelle forudsætninger:There are no prerequisites for this course.

Moreover the student must always meet the admission requirements of the IT University.

Information about the course of study
This course is first part of a specialization on the Master of Science in IT, study programme Media Technology and Games. See a description of specializations on MTG here: Master of Science Media Technology and Games 
Læringsmål:After successful completion of the course the student should be able to:

1.Evaluate suitable qualitative methodological choices in relation to a given project.

2.Provide a considered reflection on the issue of ethics in research both generally and within any specific project.

3.Demonstrate competency with the collection of various forms of qualitative data.

4.Demonstrate competency with the organization and analysis of this data.

5.Provide critical reflection on a given research process, including a discussion of the role of the researcher and the limits of a given data set.

Level and subject areas:
The course meets the requirements for level and subject areas as follows:

-Part of the MTG analysis specialization
-Relevant for MTG, DDK 
Fagligt indhold:This course will focus on examining various qualitative methods in social science such as interviewing, participant observation, focus groups, cultural probes, visual methods, and ethnography. Topics will range from “big issue” considerations like ethics in research or the challenges of research in online spaces to pragmatic issues around data gathering, organization, and analysis. The course is relevant to both students studying computer games and those doing research on virtual worlds or other digital media. 

The course consists of 14 weeks of teaching and will be taught via a combination of lectures, class discussions, and group exercises. Students are expected to attend all classroom sessions including exercise periods.


See the schedule here:
link to the time table
The schedule will be available shortly before the beginning of the term. 

Eksamensform og -beskrivelse:X. experimental examination form (7-scale; external exam), 7-trins-skala, Ekstern censur

Students will be responsible for producing a number of assignments using different qualitative research techniques that will be compiled and submitted as a final portfolio for the course grade. There will additionally be a mandatory mid-term assignment (due the 7th week of class) that must be completed if the student wants to submit the final portfolio. The mandatory assignment will consist of a short written reflection on an ethical case provided by the teacher. It will also be included as part of the final portfolio.  

Litteratur udover forskningsartikler:Compendium, specifics TBA. 
Afholdelse (tid og sted)
Kurset afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
Onsdag 12.00-13.50 Forelæsning ITU 3A18
Onsdag 14.00-15.50 Øvelser ITU 3A18

Eksamen afholdes på følgende tid og sted:
2012-05-16 No later than 3PM Eksamensopgave 1 ITU The Examination Office (2E)