Researching Media Technology

Summary

Admission requirements

  1. Degree of bachelor in Media Technology or in a related field. Examples of relevant degrees include, but are not limited to: computer science, informatics, information systems, human-computer interaction, interaction design, media/IT management, game development, media and communication studies, and digital cultural studies. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.
  2. The equivalent of English 6/English B in Swedish secondary school.

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2018, autumn 2017

Course Code:
ME613A revision 1.1
Swedish name:
Forska i medieteknik
Level of specialisation
A1N
Main fields of study:
Media Technology
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
29 August 2017
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
28 August 2017
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
15 November 2016

Entry requirements

  1. Degree of bachelor in Media Technology or in a related field. Examples of relevant degrees include, but are not limited to: computer science, informatics, information systems, human-computer interaction, interaction design, media/IT management, game development, media and communication studies, and digital cultural studies. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.
  2. The equivalent of English 6/English B in Swedish secondary school.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course meets the degree requirement for the degree of Master (One Year), main field of study Media Technology.

Purpose

The aim of the course is for the student to develop theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and evaluation of theory of science and methodological issues. Particular attention will be paid to methodologies used in the field of media technology.

Contents

Advanced qualitative and quantitative research design and methodologies, for example participatory design, ethnography and data analysis. The course also includes an overview of theories of science, research ethics, and practices of academic writing.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate ability to:

  • Explain perspectives of theory of science and demonstrate a deeper understanding of the relationships between different methodological approaches and their areas of application
  • Show in-depth understanding of quantitative and qualitative methods and their use of application, with a particular focus on the multidisciplinary field of research of media technology
Skills and abilities
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate ability to:
  • Apply basic concepts of theory of science and methodological concepts
  • Identify and critically discuss specific theoretical and methodological problems in research papers and scientific articles
  • Analyse the relationship between the results obtained in an investigation and the conclusions justified by the results
Judgement and approach
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate ability to:
  • Discuss and evaluate research and research-related issues within a broad field of media technology, and demonstrate a critical approach to how knowledge is produced
  • Argue about alternative ways to solve problems of scientific, social and ethical aspects
  • Identify and critically discuss, both orally and in writing, basic theory of science and methodological problems from an interdisciplinary and multi-methodological perspective

Learning activities

Lectures, seminars and individual studies.

Assessments

The course is examined through oral and written examination, including active participation in seminars.
To pass the course the following is required:

  • written examination (3 credits)
  • seminars (2.5 credits)
  • written assignments (2 credits)
To pass the course at least grade G on each part is required. To obtain VG for the entire course, VG is required on the written examination.

Grading system

Fail (U), Pass (G) or Pass with Distinction (VG).

Course literature and other teaching materials


The course has no specific reference literature, but the following or similar titles are possible:

  • Alvesson, M. (2010). Interpreting interviews. London. Sage Publications
  • Becker, H. S. (1998). Tricks of the Trade. University of Chicago Press
  • Berndtsson, M., Hansson, J., Olsson, B., & Lundell, B. (2008). Thesis projects: A guide for students in computer science and information systems. (2008). London: Springer
  • Björk, L., Räisänen, C. & Björk C. M. (2003). Academic writing: A university writing course. 3 ed. Lund: Stuentlitteratur
  • Cox, B. G., Binder, D. A., Chinnappa, B. N., Christianson, A., & Colledge, M. J. (2011). Business survey methods. Toronto: Wiley
  • Cresswell, J. W. (2008) Research design: Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches. London: Sage Publications
  • de Vaus, D. (2002) Analyzing Social Science Data: 50 Key Problems in Data Analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
  • Denzin, N.K. & Lincoln, Y. (eds.) (2000). Handbook of Qualitative Research. (2nd ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications
  • Fowler, F. J. J. (2002). Survey research methods. London: Sage publications
  • Gillham, B. (2008). Observation techniques: Structured to unstructured. Oxford: Continuum International Pub
  • Groves, R. M. (2010). Survey Methodology. New York: Wiley
  • Kothari, C. R. (2004). Research methodology: methods & techniques. New Delhi: New Age International Publishers
  • Malmfors, B. (2004). Writing and presenting scientific papers. Notttingham: Nottingham University Press
  • Neuendorf, K. A. (2002). The content analysis: Guidebook. London: Sage Publications
  • Pink, S. et al (2015). Digital Ethnography: Principles and Practice. London: Sage Publication
  • Pink. S. (2015). Doing Sensory Ethnography 2nd ed. Edition. London: Sage Publication
  • Ridely, D. (2008). The literature review: a step-by-step guide for students, London: Sage Publication
  • Rosenberg, A. (2005). Philosophy of science: A contemporary introduction. New York: Routledge
  • Simonsen, J. & Robertson, T. (2013). Routledge international handbook of participatory design. New York: Routledge
  • Stake, R. E. (1995). The Art of Case Study Research. London: Sage publications
  • Thomas, R. M. (2003). Blending qualitative and quantitative research methods in theses and dissertations. London: Sage Publications

Course evaluation

The university provides all students who are participating in, or have completed, a course to express their experiences and views on the course through a course evaluation which is organized at the end of the course. The university will collate the course evaluations and provide information about their results and any actions prompted by them. The results shall be made available to the students. (HF 1:14).

Interim rules

When a course is no longer given, or the contents have been radically changed, the student has the right to re-take the examination, which will be given twice during a one year period, according to the syllabus which was valid at the time of registration.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Technology and Society at the department Computer Science and Media Technology.

Further information

Samuel Andersson, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-6657759
Sara Leckner, Course Responsible
Phone: 040-6657129

Application

12 November 2018 - 16 December 2018 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

06 November 2017 - 10 December 2017 Day-time 100% Malmö Schedule

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 14000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 14000 SEK

06 November 2017 - 10 December 2017 Day-time 100% Malmö Schedule This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 14000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 14000 SEK