At the end of the course, students will be able to…:|
(between brackets the number of the corresponding intended learning qualification of the programme)
- search, categorize, and evaluate academic literature and published research relevant to topics in communication science and media psychology (2.2, 2.3, 5.1, 5.2);
- synthesize findings, concepts, and theoretical arguments from literature into a coherent theoretical framework (2.2, 2.3);
- present the results of their study combining a literature review with new research in an informative visual format (2.6, 3.6);
- present the results of their study combining a literature review with new research in a concise academic presentation (pitch) (2.6, 3.6, 4.2).
Before any data are collected, academic researchers need to know what to study. They do this by reviewing the existing literature on the topic. In this course students learn how to compile a theoretical framework that enables them to identify gaps in the research. After performing their studies, students will present and discuss their findings in a policy-oriented meeting. First, students from several groups with adjacent topics pitch their theoretical framework and study findings. Next, students discuss their research together with an external think-tank party relating to policy.|
This course is part of the Communication science module Understanding media. Because the four courses, which are part of the module, are highly related to each other it is not possible to follow this course separately.