Having completed the first year of a BA programme.
The course familiarises students with different research methods such as (participant) observation, interviews, and working with focus groups. Practical assignments for observations and interviews serve as preparations for the students’ own research projects. During the module “research design”, students learn to formulate step by step their own research projects: formulating a research question, planning and time schedule, uses of theories and concepts, paper outline, relating to existing knowledge and identifying experts.
gaining in-depth understanding of Moroccan society
acquiring skills in doing ethnographic research
learning how to design and plan a research project
Mode of instruction
Total course load 5 EC x 28 hours= 140 hours
Written reports on practical assignments (40%);
research proposal (40%);
participation in seminars (20%).
The final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.
If the final grade is below 5.5 students should rewrite the research proposal and the written assignments.