Student research - Communication Science - Part I

Course Code :1700PSWLC1
Study domain:Statistics
Academic year:2013-2014
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:continuous assessment
Lecturer(s)Karolien Poels
Francis Van Loon
Christ'l De Landtsheer
Sil Tambuyzer
Lieuwe Kalkhoven
Sam Roggen

3. Course contents


The student research is a practical course in which students learn to perform a scientific research within the media and communication sciences. The specific subject can vary but the complete research cycle is passed through: from the construction of a theoretical framework to the research report.

During the first phase students in most researches perform the following tasks:

Data analysis: This can either be the quantitative analysis of survey data, the analysis of qualitative data (interview transcripts, field notes) or the analysis of images.

Report: In group, students write the research report with special attention to the research question, the setup of the research, the data collection and the analysis. They also come to conclusions.

When the student research is financed externally, students also take care of the external communication of the results (eg. organizing a press conference).