|1.||demonstrate an advanced critical understanding of a broad range of research paradigms and methodologies, including their ontological and epistemological foundations;|
|2.||critically reflect on a range of research paradigms and methodologies, their relationship with disciplines and bodies of literature, and their relevance to specific research problems and research methods and techniques;|
|3.||critically evaluate a range of scholarly studies that employ different research paradigms and methodologies; and|
|4.||demonstrate advanced skills of written and spoken academic communication.|
|Exercise||Critical review of methodologies from selected research papers (1000 words)||20%|
|Presentation||Analysis and critique of a group of studies from a methodological perspective (1500 word equivalence)||30%|
|Essay||Theoretical essay on comparative research paradigms and methodologies (3000-3500 words)||50%|
Research design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches,
Creswell J.W. (2009),
London: Sage publications.
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