Researching Media Technology

Summary

The course focuses on qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods and research design approaches. Other course themes include philosophy of science and research ethics.

Admission requirements

  1. Bachelor degree in media technology or in a related field with a minimum 180 European Credit Transfer System credits. Examples of related fields include: computer science, informatics, information systems, human-computer interaction, interaction design, media/IT management, game development, media and communication science and digital cultural studies.
  2. English proficiency equivalent to English 6 from a Swedish upper secondary school

Selection:

credits 100%

Syllabus

Syllabus for students autumn 2021, autumn 2020

Course Code:
ME653E revision 1.1
Swedish name:
Forska inom medieteknik
Level of specialisation
A1N
Main fields of study:
Media Technology
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
20 June 2019
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
31 August 2020
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
25 March 2019

Entry requirements

  1. Bachelor degree in media technology or in a related field with a minimum 180 European Credit Transfer System credits. Examples of related fields include: computer science, informatics, information systems, human-computer interaction, interaction design, media/IT management, game development, media and communication science and digital cultural studies.
  2. English proficiency equivalent to English 6 from a Swedish upper secondary school

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is part of the main area of study media technology and can be included in the degree requirements for a Degree of Master of Science in Media Technology (120 credits).

Purpose

In this course students develop theoretical and practical knowledge of research methodologies in media technology.

Contents

The course focuses on qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods and research design approaches. Other course themes include philosophy of science and research ethics.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • describe research methodologies and their uses in media technology,
  • distinguish between different research paradigms.
Competence and abilities
By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • apply appropriate research methodologies, methods and techniques relevant to media technology,
  • apply the conventions of academic writing.
Evaluation abilities and approach
By the end of the course students should be able to:
  • discuss and evaluate research and research-related issues within the field of media technology,
  • argue for alternative ways of solving scientific problems, taking into account social and ethical aspects,
  • identify and critically discuss methodological problems from an interdisciplinary and multi-methodological perspective,
  • critically review research articles with respect to review of the literature, method and research design.

Learning activities

The course consists of lectures, seminars, workshops and independent study.

Assessments

Grading is based on oral and written examination, including active participation in seminars.
The course is assessed based on the following:

  • Written Examination (3 credits, UA)
  • Seminars (2.5 credits, UG)
  • Written assignments (2 credits, UA)
To pass the course (A-E): At least grade E on written examination (3 credits) and written assignments (2 credits) and grade G on seminar participation is required. Course grade is calculated based on the weighted average of assessed parts.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

  • Cresswell, J. W. & Cresswell, J. D. (2018). Research Design: Qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches (5 ed.). London: Sage.
  • O’Reilly, K. (2012). Ethnographic methods (2 ed.). London & New York: Routledge.
  • Ridley, D. (2008). The literature review: A step-by-step guide for students. London: Sage.
There will be additional readings.

Course evaluation

The University provides students who are taking or have completed a course with the opportunity to share their experiences of and opinions about the course in the form of a course evaluation that is arranged by the University. The University compiles the course evaluations and notifies the results and any decisions regarding actions brought about by the course evaluations. The results shall be kept available for 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.

Other Information

The syllabus is a translation of a Swedish source text.

Contact

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

Further information

Studentservice TS - Malmö Universitet,
Sara Leckner, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657129

Application

14 December 2020 - 17 January 2021 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 15000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 15000 SEK

14 December 2020 - 17 January 2021 Day-time 100% Malmö Application code: mau-08342

National application round

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 15000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 15000 SEK

Open for late application

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13 December 2021 - 16 January 2022 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program